Overcome Your Fear with Faith
If you want to learn about prayer you gotta have faith. You have to believe that as a result of your prayers that God will reward you when purposefully pursue Him. You will be able to overcome your fear with faith.
“And it is impossible to please God without faith.
Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists
and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”
Hebrews 11:6 NLT
To be diligent is to actively and energetically chase after God. It’s not as though He is hiding from you. It’s similar to when you were little and played hide-and-seek with your father. He wasn’t really hiding when He stood behind the tree. He was anticipating that you would find him.
God wants you to find Him. He longs to be discovered for who He truly is. He created us with a capacity to be intimate. To actively pursue God through prayer fulfills our own longing in the soul of desiring to know and be known. There is no one who knows us better than the ONE who created us and established a purpose for our lives.
If we don’t replace fear with faith, we will be led down the dangerous path of unbelief and disobedience. Unbelief accuses God at His very essence. It puts God on trial to prove Himself while denying the undeniable evidence all around.
To engage in prayer is to declare war on the demonic forces of fear that accuse God. These accusations can come as subtle thoughts against the power of God. Fear will manifest as insecurity, concern, despair, doubt dread, horror, panic, agitation, unease, fright, and terror.
Many of us do not fulfill the call of God on our lives because we are shackled by fear. Every time we try to move forward, the devil uses fear to try to stop us.
Replacing Fear with Faith
Replacing fear with faith in your prayer life requires more than just knowing that you should do it. Most Christians that I know have a general sense that fear is from the enemy and that faith if from God. ….
Four reasons that you and I do not overcome fear with faith 100 % of the time:
1. We do not pray with faith and focus.
2. We are unaware of the strategies of the enemy
3. We do not walk with a faith-filled mindset
4. We do not walk in a faith-filled Life-Style
All of us have promises from heaven that are not yet fulfilled. Some of the reason for this has to do with timing or season of life. Yet much of our under-developed potential has to do with overcoming obstacles and walking in faith.
To have fearless faith does not mean that you don’t experience fear. It means that you face your fears and overcome them with faith.
I would love to hear comments about how faith has impacted your life. What new unknown territories are you walking into that require faith?