January 22, 2009
fear is the primary tactic of your enemy, the devil. all through the Bible, we are told to “fear not”. fear will immobilize you and stop you from reaching your goals and full potential. you conquer your fears by studying, speaking, and acting on the Bible, God’s Word. when you do, you will conquer these 4 kinds of fear every day.
1. Fear of failure. this lie tells you God is not strong enough to help you succeed, and it is perhaps the greatest attack of fear.
2. Fear of the future. this lie compels you to believe God is unable to see what lies ahead for you and to direct you in every step.
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” (Ps 37:23-24)
3. Fear of the past. this haunting deception says that because of where you or your family has come from, God is unable to make everything good today.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Cor 5:17)
4. Fear of comparison. this lie tricks to talk you into believing God favors someone else more because that person appears to be doing better than you are. the enemy wants you to believe God has given up on you.
(taken from: every teenager’s little black book of hard to find information by blaine bartel)
lately thoughts like “will i ever graduate?”, “will i finish my thesis this year?”, “will i get a job that would justify my 6 hard years of college education?” have been plaguing me. because just when i only have a school year and a summer left after this semester, i’ve caught myself saying ( yet again), “why am i studying about these things?”. seems like i’ve lost all purpose, reason and inspiration to continue studying food and its many intricacies. sounds exaggerated? well, that’s how i’ve been feeling. and so, the fear of failure and of the future came right after being disinterested with what I’m studying.
i’ve been praying that one of these days, these gloomy thoughts will go away like fog that melts when the sun is up and shining.