Archive for November 19th, 2011

Dealing with Fear

Dear Friends,
There are so many things that can make us fearful to a point of becoming paralyzed. I have been dealing with a situation at work where I have to remember the scripture God gave us to not be fearful on 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) “For God hath not give us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” My fear is to not be able to get everything done on time with end of year deadlines and the increase workload. We must trust God that He will provide for us both at work and at home. In the workplace He will equip us with the employees who will support us and will help us do everything that has to be done regardless of the market or if we are short staff. At home He will equip us with our family to help us get through whatever situation we are facing. Today, I want to share a devotional from my book Devotions for Working Women that encourages us to not be fearful.

God Has Not Given Us the Spirit of Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

What Paul is telling Timothy in his second letter applies to us today. The enemy will attack us with fearful thoughts every day. Every time we encounter fear, we must fight it back and rebuke it standing on this passage. This is a great promise we must not forget. The power we have been entrusted with is the same one that raised Jesus from the dead, no less. Ephesians 1:19-20 (KJV) says, “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.”

The love we have been given is the very love of God—the love that can do all things. The self-discipline (a sound mind) is what we need to follow Jesus every day, to say no to our flesh and yes to our spirit. Our spirit responds to God’s Spirit, our flesh doesn’t until we make it. Remember this truth the next time you are in fear.

You can purchase Devotions for Working Women at www.amazon.com.

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