Dealing with Fear
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
Most people have had fear at some point or another. How do you deal with your fears? Are you afraid to go outside when it's dark? Are you afraid to go someplace by yourself? Are you afraid to be by yourself? Where do you find yourself in this fear game?
We have all experienced some type of fear in some aspect in our lives. My biggest fear these days is just simply truly believing that I am able to accomplish the mission that God has prepared for me. What is that you ask? This calling into Ministry! It really is a BIG responsibility and I am a little petrified at times because of the calling and ALL it requires. To the point, that recently I started breaking out in hives because of it and getting so out of my comfort zone.
I mean Hives!?!? That is some serious fear, wouldn't you say!? My goodness!! I also realize that fear wasn't the only reason but was a factor contributing to me being emotionally stressed. Crazy, I'm waking up and BAMM! HIVES all over my body! Like what is really going on here!? For me, it wasn't something I had never seen but it had been over 9 years...since I had seen those things all over my body like this! Crazy and here they go just trying to reappear and make their mark! Ha! I was like... oh, no we will not start this back up again. I will not have this! So, I knew I had to get to the bottom of what was causing them to appear and eliminate those things/people from my life. Because I cannot allow people, things or fear to have my emotions to get that out of whack causing Health issues. Seriously, it is not worth it!
So, I am dealing with those things and what do you know... the hives are not popping up so frequently now. They are really going away. Imagine that. Getting rid of the things, people and removing the fear that were causing me to be emotionally stressed worked! Self-help!
So, I realized that I cannot live in the fear of what all Ministry involves. I just simply have to stay in His word and Trust that He will be with me as I travel this journey and go through each new level; as He did set this up. Therefore, I should expect that He will be RIGHT there beside me guiding me into His Truths and finishing the work that He begun in me!
In thinking, of this situation it's crazy to me because it's like. Hello Coasta! How many scriptures and inspiration messages have YOU said to others and posted all over Social Media encouraging others in this very thing! Like seriously and you tripping girl!? Ha. Seriously!?
I mean if He called and equipped them; wouldn't He do the same for YOU too!? I mean really! If they were fit for what He called them for...surely YOU are fit for what He has called YOU to do. YOU just need to believe it, accept it and walk in it. Is that so hard!? And when fear does try to creep it's ugly self in there recite God's word 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind!
I'm telling you, you would think I would have it all together by now. One would think but I don't I am still growing and learning; which is a never ending process. Thankfully, I am enrolled in Ministry school, have GREAT Leaders in my church and I am learning more daily to be better equipped to handle all that will be required of me in this role and most of all I have a Helper! Holy Spirit have your way! :-)