Did you know fear is torment? Do you know the answer to overcoming fear?
A friend asked for prayer this week. He was dealing with fear. I quoted 1 John 4:18: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (NKJV). I have never delved into the verse as much I should so in a way it's a bit unclear to me. But I know when we embrace God's love, fear somehow diminishes and flees.
Wouldn't you know it but today I had to apply that verse. I have been facing some fear that is wrecking havoc. Without details, the enemy is at work. I know where to turn. Tell me your story.
I think the way to overcome fear is to have confidence in God that he cares for us and will meet our needs. In other words, we need to have faith that things will work out. Jesus told us that we have a loving father and that we should not to worry (an expression of fear) about tomorrow.
I think the way to over come fear, is to face our fears head on..I'm not practising any religion at the moment although i do believe in God..There was a quote in a film called Evans Almighty, and in that film someone said: If you pray to god for courage, what do you think he/she would do?..Would he/she just give it to you, or give you an opportunity to find it?..Now iv'e been thinking about that through meditation etc for a few months, and when i think about it it seems obvious that he'd/she'd only put it out there for me to "find"..Also i wouldn't actually want him/her to give it to me, as i would feel as though i'd cheated on the test..I know iv'e got something that i need to change about my self, and i'm not talking about my body..Something inside me that i need to conquer, and i know that's what i'm here for..So i have full confidence in God that he will put out there what i need when i need it, also i have full confidence that at the end of the day someone up there loves me..I honestly believe i have to face my darkest fears while i'm here, and that i will benefit from all my experiences good or bad..My ego is something that i'm well aware of, and now that i control it i'm born again..I would say that the ego is real, and is taking over the people on the earth..So if i do believe in God i should also believe, that the ego consciousness is the opposite of God..I mean just look at what the collective ego's have managed to achieve on planet earth, death & destruction everywhere..And i suppose as iv'e become aware of my ego, iv'e also become aware of the opposite of the ego, and in my opinion that's a loving God..I see Technology as neutral in this battle between good & bad, and depending on which side has it depends on the use...To me life is an obvious learning experience & test, iv'e seen to many things/coincidences & signs now..The clues are every where, and since iv'e dropped my ego i now see them..Up until about 8 months ago God to me was just a nice idea etc, but now i know there's a God..Iv'e asked a few questions to someone/something, and i have gotten answers..Iv'e asked for years, but i'd been asking all the wrong questions..Like i say iv'e got control of my ego mind now, so now i'm asking questions from my heart, and that's how i communicate with the one that knows..One thing i do know though is i have to do this alone, God puts it out there and i have to make the effort..Life itself & love are to amazing to be pointless. :-)
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