Take No Prisoners When Fighting Fear

Fear makes prisoners of us, so let’s be aggressive in our fight against fear.

Make your escape!

Don’t lay down and surrender to fear, anxiety, stress, or problems that appear to be giants. Fight back!

Remember David. With God’s anointing, he killed the giant with one stone.

Remember Elisha and his servant.

You, too, can ask the Lord to open your eyes so you can see that there are more for you than against you.

Think about these things.

If God is for us who can be against us?

Nothing is impossible for God.

Think about this.

Do you really trust God? Be honest with yourself and with God.

How much do you trust Him?

Do you believe the Bible?

As believers in the Most High God, we don’t need to fear the things that the people fear who don’t have hope in God.

How can we fight fear?

Here are a few strategies for aggressively fighting fear – and defeating it.

Where does fear strike us? In our minds, right? So let’s work on our thoughts.

Let me ask you this. What is your first thought when you hear about something that is challenging or scary?

If it is negative or fearful, take that thought captive! Don’t let it make a prisoner of you. Turn the tables, and make it your prisoner.

And then throw it out! Don’t let it occupy real estate in your brain.

Think on good things instead.

Think about how great, powerful, mighty, and loving God is. He is the most powerful being in the universe! And He is on your side. Don’t forget this fact in the midst of the battle against fear.

Fear is a liar! Remember that in the midst of the struggle.

All of those feelings and thoughts and fears that tell you that you are going to lose are just a bunch of lies! The enemy tries to make himself look really big and powerful and scary.

But just think of the wizard of Oz behind the curtain. All that smoke and noise, but just a little ordinary man.

Or the alien dad, Melvin, in Chicken Little, using his big, scary voice to try to scare the earth creatures. When he came out of his huge robot suit, they discovered that he wasn’t even as big as Chicken Little’s dad!

That’s how the devil is. He is a big fake. The only thing he can really do is cause us to fear.

God is way more powerful than the devil.

And God is in control. And He loves us. And He is faithful to take care of us and do what is best for us.

Of course, we have to be on speaking terms with Him. And we can’t let fear or anything else separate us from Him. If the devil has built strongholds in our minds, then we have to destroy those strongholds, because they separate us from God.

And how do we destroy strongholds? We find out how the enemy was able to get in, then we repent, renounce, and come out of agreement with whatever mindset, attitude, behavior, or belief let him get in in the first place.

Let’s replace negative, fearful thoughts with faith-filled, life-giving, thoughts that expect God to fight for us and win.

Put on your spiritual armor and fight the enemy with the Word.

Just like Jesus did. The devil was so arrogant, he thought he could even fool Jesus into obeying him. Jesus wasn’t scared of him. At all. Even though the devil was using scripture, Jesus fought fire with fire. The devil knew the words, but Jesus WAS the Word!

So when you’re tempted to feel afraid, remember Who is on your side. Remember how powerful and loving He is. And relentlessly, brutally beat back fear. And throw it out on its ear!

Shawn Speaks about Mind States

I turned Shawn loose and let him speak about the potential of our mind and thinking.

His “thoughts” turned to these and other topics:

How your mind and brain work.
How your way of thinking affects your life.
What does it mean to be in a state of flow?
How to be your best self.
Would it be good to constantly live in a state of flow?
Extreme patterns of thinking vs. healthy ways of thinking
Can you change how you think?
Be mindful of how you’re thinking.
Be more productive.
Be better relationally, like in communication and understanding.
Be conscious in the moment of how you’re thinking.
What are you trying to accomplish?
What will help you to do it?
Think about it!

Watch the video here to learn more about how you can learn to control your mindset:

Mind States

Shawn and I will be talking about how to think more effectively. Shelly Sangrey Yvonne Hicks @Rosemerry Blash Angel Penn

Posted by Changed By Love on Friday, March 15, 2019

What Are You Focusing On?

I did a Facebook Live about the premise that we can get as close to God as we want to. And we can have as much of God as we want. We decide what we will do with our time and attention. We decide how much time we spend in the Word of God, how much time in prayer and worship every day. How we develop ourselves here during our time on Earth will set up the way we will be when we live in Heaven. The results of our heart work here and now are eternal.

Let’s get as close to God as we can and become as much like Him as we can.

It’s up to us how much of God we want in our lives.

 

 

I read from a devotional from Candice Simmons who, along with her husband, Brian Simmons have written The Passion Translation of the New Testament and are working on the books of the Old Testament. She also included paragraphs from their book “Throne Room Prayer”.

The Passion Translation is an amazing translation of the Bible that will bring the Bible to life and help you to understand things in a way that were unclear and confusing in other translations.

Please watch my video below and be inspired and challenged to get closer to God every day and become more like Him all the time and get as much of Him as you can possibly have!

What are you focusing on?

Posted by Changed By Love on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Relationally Speaking – The First Goal of Conversation

We talked about the book “Keep Your Love On” by Danny Silk, specifically Chapter 5. We discussed love, truth, faith, and fear. Fear is the enemy of all of the others. There’s no love without truth and vice versa. We should do everything out of love. And we should walk in faith, not fear. Lots of important concepts here. And the first goal of conversation which is understanding, not agreement.

The first goal of conversation: understanding not agreement

Posted by Penney Hawkey Douglas on Friday, March 8, 2019

Breaking the Mold and Finding Your Design with Shawn Douglas

Shawn and I discussed the lessons and strategies he has learned from his unusual life experiences. He has been a homeschooler without a “home” for most of his life. In this video he talks about how that has shaped his life. His strategies will help those who need help recovering and handling events and circumstances in a way that is positive and beneficial, instead of debilitating. He is writing a book about these concepts, so follow him on Facebook at Shawn Douglas, Writer.