My dear, there is an enemy within no matter how hard you try, there is absolutely no escape from this enemy. Be real with me.
Do you have any enemies in your life? Before you answer though, let’s be clear about something.
I’m not talking about someone who “annoys you” or someone who you don’t like hanging out with or someone you feel dislikes you.
I’m talking about a real enemy. For the sake of simplicity, let’s define an enemy as something or someone who actively opposes your interests. So, now that we have that definition, here’s the question again: Do you have any enemies in your life?
If you said “no,” I hate to tell you this, but it was a trick question. Of course, you have an enemy.
No matter how nice or positive of a person you are, believe me, you have one. So do I. We all do. Even the unknown enemy is the worst within.
To make matters worse, this is an enemy who is extremely dangerous and wants nothing more than for you to live the most pitiful existence imaginable.
We might have run from this enemy in the past, but as of today, we’re done running. It’s time to gear up for the biggest fight of our lives.
Introducing the Enemy:�
So, who or what is this enemy?
It’s something that you and I know very well.
Yes, FEAR is a very real enemy, and there’s little doubt that if left unchecked, it will “actively oppose your interests” in every possible way.
Just to be clear, this is not about healthy fears that stop you from jumping out of your 2nd story bedroom window only using a bedsheet as a parachute. As I said, those are healthy fears that keep us alive. This also isn’t about irrational fears like full-blown phobias.
If you’re wondering what the difference is between FEAR and PHOBIA, hopefully, this simple example will help: If you have a fear of grizzly bears, you may run away screaming if you ever saw one nearby. However, if you have a phobia of grizzly bears, you might have the same reaction if you were at an amusement park and saw a park employee dressed up in a Yogi Bear costume.
If it’s cool with you, I’m going to leave the phobia stuff for the medical professionals. What I do want to talk about are our everyday FEARS that can be reasoned with and dealt with. And dealing with those everyday fears is an absolute MUST.
My love, make no mistake about it, the overall quality of our lives will be determined in large part by our willingness (or unwillingness) to deal with the discomfort of FEAR.
These are the fears that keep us in a soul-decaying job where we’re bullied daily because we’re afraid to start over in a brand new job.
These are the fears that keep us in toxic relationships when we know that we should have walked away a long time ago.
These are fears that keep us postponing our SALVATION and total SURRENDER of our beautiful lives to Jesus Christ|Yeshua|God|our Creator|Saviour and staying away from sin.
These are the fears that keep us in a pattern of wishing for better life without actually taking the necessary action to do something about it.
Please trust that our best lives will never come by running from our FEARS.
We have to be COURAGEOUS instead. Sounds hard, doesn’t it? It actually may be simpler than you think.
Inside of the cave that you fear, lies the treasure you seek.”
So, to overcome the spirit of fear, you need God in your LIFE. He said, “FEAR NOT, I AM WITH YOU”! Try as much as you can to be your true self.
Equip yourself with His words:
I Will Fear No Evil:
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
I Will Help You:
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13)
You Will See The Deliverance:
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.” (Exodus 14:13)
BY: Dr. Sandra C. Duru|SoulTinic