It all started when I was a kid, the last child of my mum, all alone to myself. My mum had to work at least ten hours a day, from morning shift to afternoon shift. She didn’t take night shift though. All of my older sisters were married, the only one who hasn’t tied the knot and walk the isle was with one of my sisters in Lagos. I had to face reality, school in the morning, home alone later and waiting for my mum to return.
That very evening it was quite, ghost-quite. I thought I could hear voices I thought I could see things, very strange things, I left the bedroom to the sitting room,maybe I would feel better and stop the imagination.
But something scary happened, that very moment I thought I had it speak, it called out my name and since then,something in me was replaced, I was captured and imprisoned. I became a slave to fear!
Am sorry 🙌🙌🙌,I didn’t mean to scare you, I hope I captured your attention. Now, journey with me😘😘😘.
false evidence appearing real.
I once ask my friend what she was so afraid of and she said “fear”. I am afraid of the the false evidence appearing real.
The most funny thing about fear is that not all of us truly know that we are afraid, most of us call it a different name,oh am just shy, no, am nervous. I don’t think am ready, am shaking, I can’t do it cause I have low self-esteem, I don’t want to get embarrassed. Some sugar coat the word and get comfy in it. Others wear it like an armor!
My sister told me her fears were good and I ask her what a good fear was?
The fear of missing God, the fear of doing wrong, the fear of not worshipping right, the fear of blah, blah and blah.
There is no such thing as a good fear, fear is a spirit and God hasn’t given that to you. What ever context you choose to use it. Fear is fear and it is not healthy.
Types of fear
Fear of failure
Fear of embarrassment
If you embrace fear you will always be embarrass.
Fear of crowd
Fear of betrayal
Fear of commitment
Fear of pain
Fear of taking risk
Fear of belief
Fear of responsibility
and much more…
The dangers of fear
fear is a limitation…
It’s human to fear, that’s what’s a lot of us say but then you have to take off those walls and do something different.
You will never succeed if you don’t do something different, if you don’t take that risk, if you don’t commit to that relationship, if you keep running away from that responsibility you won’t be able to solve that problem you were created to clear.
Fear will only limit you, it will only stop you from getting to the other side of the bridge,it won’t be responsible for you!
I wish I can tell you to not fear and that’s will be alright but then I will be lying to you, fear will always try to creep in, fear is like that spirit that keeps going to and fro looking for a person with doubt and then boom, you are a slave to it.
`you might want to visit the story of job in the Bible.
Fear is the bridge between you and freedom _Lima’s blog
Do not find comfort in fear.
Micah 2vs 10
Arise ye, and depart, for this is not your rest:because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
If you don’t get up and move, fear will destroy you.
You will get to the next level of your life and not know so because you are too afraid of what is ahead of you.
Remember that God created everything on earth and in heaven not too scare you or destroy you but to provide a good environment for you. for I know the plans I have for you, the plans of good and not of evil says the Lord.
The distance between you and your next progress and success is fear.
Get out if it!
What ever level you are now, it is not your rest, do not let fear make you settle for less .
Fear makes you think of yourself as a failure, now hear this”you are not a failure, you might have tried it once or twice or even more and you didn’t get it right. But that’s not the end of it, it just the beginning of a better way to tackle the problem. Apply for that job again, create that thing again, go for that trip again, pray again. Whatsoever it is , do it again!”
Be strong and courageous, this is not the end, it is not over yet.
Fear takes away the power to make the right decision.
I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:therefore choose life,that both thou and thy seed may live.
The devil manipulate you through fear to choose curse instead of blessing and death for life.
Fear takes away your power to understand.
It takes away the power of will which is a force that can empower you to progress.
Ten scriptures to help you overcome fear.
say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Therefore do not worry (fear) about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry(fear) about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
Dear small you, dear broken you, dear pained you, dear damaged you,he has summoned you by name, he will uphold you .
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort(protect) me.
It will pass, nothing will last. The valley has an end, fear no evil, for he that watches over Israel is watching over you. The God that never sleeps nor slumber is with small you!
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
When you are afraid, seek God. He will come to your rescue, it’s a promise.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Understand that he will never, ever leave you. He is there through the storm, through the thick, through the thing, the close door, in the tears, in the desert, in the valley, in the beginning and the end, you just have to see him.
perfect love casts out all fears.
This is my favorite scripture,it challenges me.
Do not be afraid for I am with you,do not be discouraged for I an your God. I will strengthen you and uphold you with my righteous right hand.