Disarming Fear – Before the Explosion Comes -1-
Yes, Fear can be disarmed!!
Walk with me, and tag along, not because I am the answer to all your questions about fear, but because my journey and triumph over it, just might be the encouragement you need to take a stand against your fears. Don’t fear to face fear. Fear specializes in shadow making, but you have the power to turn the light on! It is my desire to help empower you to face and disarm your fears. . Fear is a shadow, lets turn on the light together. This could help you, or help you, help a friend.
What is fear? *Why me? *Why do we fear? *Symptoms of fear *Facts and myths about fear *What does this world tell us about fear? *What does the Word say about fear? *How to handle fear? *Why do I still fear? *Will I ever win this battle?
What is FEAR?
First things first, lets take the caps off. -> What is fear?
There are two kinds fears.
A- The first one is healthy. It is a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it.
B- The second is an extension of the first, but it is not healthy. It is out of sync. It serves no good purpose. It is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil or pain, whether the threat is real or imagined. You are in torment. It is the feeling of being afraid with no end in sight. It is unfounded and results in anxiety. It usually occurs without any certain or immediate external threat. These threats are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable, and in extreme cases of fear (terror) a freeze or paralysis response is very common.
WOW!!! It sure sounds like a big bad wolf. It is not!
Please keep in mind a neat acronym that I will share here with you in just a moment. Make sure to write it , sing it, memorize it… Do what ever you need to do to get it in your system. Why? It will help you put things in perspective. The first step to tackle this “little beast” is to name it and know what it is. You want to look to it square in the eye that which you plan and will defeat. Let fear know that you stand above it. You are in charge.
“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” — German Proverb
Dear friend, you are not alone. Everyone deals with fear. It’s just how we deal with it, and what we focus on. Remember these feelings will never grow beyond your control. You are not powerless.
*Fear is false evidence appearing to be real. It specializes in shadow making, but you have the power to turn the light on!*
Lets turn on the LIGHT!
Be free from the torment of fear!
***I am free and you can be free too!***
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Prov. 12:25
Next time we will talk about other questions on this topic of fear, what to do and what helped me get free of it.
If you have a question that you would like us to address please send it in. I’ll do my best to answer and help in any way that I am able to.