Are you ready to overcome fear and learn why it’s keeping you from your blessings? Today, we are going to uncover two relatives that are masquerading behind fear, thus imprisoning you. You may be confident in many other areas of your life, but in the areas that are necessary to accelerate you into excellence, not so.
Sometimes that so-called confidence we possess is a fraud too—just saying!
In order to truly know what confidence and the absence of a fear looks like, it’s important that we keep our eyes on Jesus as the perfect example.
Over the years I’ve come to know that God constantly commands us to be strong and courageous, fear not, and do not be afraid.
He reminds us that He is with us, and never will leave or forsake us.
Nonetheless, in our humanity, we naturally want to protect ourselves by creating a comfortable and safe environment. The tragedy in this is it keeps us from progress and growth.
#1 Your Need to Be Comfortable
You protecting and fighting for your right to be comfortable is not all about being lazy, it’s really a byproduct of fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of missing out, fear of loss, and fear of people.
Here Are Some Examples of the Comfort Zone:
- It’s easier to say nothing than to stand up to the person that continues to disrespect you
- It’s easier to stay in a disruptive and toxic friendship/relationship/job than to leave that person alone or walk away
- It’s easier to eat what you want, all day every day, opposed to going on a fast for 5 days to draw closer to God, allow your body to repair itself, and let your digestive system and organs rest internally.
- It’s easier to criticize and to be a spectator in the crowd, than to be the speaker on the stage or the teacher in front of the group.
- It’s easier to just attend church every Sunday, and settle for not being transformed, than it is to spend 2 hours with God every day to know Him better.
- Instead of disrupting the harmony with those closest to you, it’s easy to just stand with them and your race than to have your own opinion and beliefs that are different.
- It’s easier to rely on a steady paycheck from a 9-5, than to invest time in the evening studying and applying business principles for creating additional income streams.
What I’m trying to point out with these scenarios, is if we want the positive outcome—we have to give up the comfort. The Israelites wanted the blessings, but were unwilling to give up the comfort before and after they were bought out of Egypt by the mighty hand of God. Now can’t you see why God does not want you entertaining fear?
#2 Your Constant Need for Complaining
Sadly, the comfort zone is also tied to complaining. The things we comfortably accept, we also complain about them.
The many miracles the Hebrews witnessed didn’t mean much to them, because all they did was complain. They complained about being in the wilderness. Then they complained about dying of thirst. When Moses went up to Mount Sinai— they complained that he was taking too long. Then when they got food, they wanted another kind of food.
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This went on and on! Does this sound familiar at all?
It’s that mentality that will keep us trapped my Soulful. Complaining is a trait of a fearful soul and God hates it. Fear cancels out faith, and since it’s impossible to please God without faith—it cancels out blessings.
God predestined the Promised Land for His people, but they refused to activate their faith to possess it.
Their outlook of God was flawed as well as their view of themselves. They had no faith, no confidence, and no vision—so they perished there, ultimately missing out on the greatest hope ahead of them.
Fear had robbed them and left them faithfully blind. What a tragedy. Although they had seen miracle after miracle—they just didn’t get it.
Their souls were too damaged. Since the mind, will, and emotions make up the soul, only God can reprogram them for us. But, He won’t do it if you don’t allow Him full access while you activate your faith. Until you do this, fear will rob you of your future as it has already robed you of many years, already, in your past.
Soulful, their mindset was still rooted in slavery, their will was self-focused instead of God focused, their emotions were all over the place, so they walked by sight.
We can easily shake our head at them, but this is the story of us.
We are letting fear control us.
There are many blessings stored up for you right now, but your complaining and comfort is keeping you from them. Please don’t perish where you are. Don’t give up and settle for comfort. Don’t let the thoughts that invade your mind rule your life and take away your blessings. Don’t live beneath your potential any longer. Rise up king/queen, take action today. With your faith and God’s Spirit, you will see mountains moved.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV says, So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Investigate the soul and surrender the fear to God. You can’t fix this permanently on your own. You can put a band aid on it, but that monster of fear will ooze out. God promises to strengthen, help, and uphold you. Bank on those promises.
Thank God for being patient with you.
Realize that you don’t have to do any of this alone. God has you covered.
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