an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
For most of my life, I have struggled with fear! Fear kept me in a place of comfort and convenience for so long until I felt like I needed to do more but couldn’t because of the unpleasant feeling I would feel whenever I would try to step out. I would literally feel like I was sitting inside of myself in a chair scared to get up! For a long time, I didn’t deal with the problem, I would just go with the flow of life and stay in what I thought was ”my lane” or my comfort zone. Anything that made me feel uncomfortable or anything new would give me anxiety. Until one day I decided that fear would no longer be able to keep me from doing things that I’m good at, things that I have a passion for, or things that I know I am called by God to do. As I look back over my life, I think about all the things fear has done and her is a small list:
• Fear has pushed me into a corner
• Fear has delayed my purpose
• Fear has left me doubtful about the promises of God
• Fear has caused me to miss out on opportunities
• Fear has hovered over me and caused me frustration
• Fear has caused me to be envious and jealous of those who don’t struggle with fear!
• Fear has caused me to sit on my gifts
• Fear has caused me to doubt myself
Although fear may have caused me delay, it doesn’t mean I am denied that which is promised to me. In my time with God, I wrote down a declaration that I will continue to speak over my life!
DECLARE:🗣🗣🗣No longer will fear reside at my address (dwell in me), no longer will fear cause everything in my house (my life) to be out of order, no longer will fear keep me stuck and complacent, no longer shall fear cause me lack, no longer shall fear hold up my destiny and my purpose, no longer shall fear rule over me in my own house (my life, my mind)! You don’t have to go home fear but you can’t stay here!! You are being kicked out, put out, thrown out, let out, pushed out, EVICTED out of my house (my life/my mind, my dwelling)! (In my Angela Bassett voice from Waiting to Exhale!) #SolongByeByefear 👋🏾🙏🏾