12 Days To Perfect Love - Rooted In Fear

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba,Father.”
— Romans 8:15

In order to get rid of fear you have to come to the realization that you’re a slave to it. Functioning in fear every now and again continues to chain you to the spirit of fear. Partial freedom is still slavery. Fear will remain in your life until you get FED UP. Are you there yet? Are you angered by your anxiety? Have you had your fill of depression and sleepless nights? Are you ready to eradicate fear and everything it produces? These questions may sound a bit bizarre but they’re integral to your freedom from fear.

For too long people have created a little home for this demon of fear. We label it as “My depression”, “My fear” or “My anxiety”. Why have we taken ownership of these things?! If someone gave you a piece of luggage with explosives in it, would you claim it as your own? If you knew that piece of luggage had the potential to harm, even kill you, wouldn't you return it back to the sender?! Wouldn't you deny it’s ownership with aggression and ferocity?! Did you know the devil has sent you luggage in the form of fear? His end goal for you is to KILL YOU (John 10:10). Yet we claim it as our own. We identify ourselves with it. It becomes a part of who we are. WHY?!

Come to the realization that this fear is trying to kill you. This fear you haven't resisted is trying to steal and destroy your life and the lives of those around you. What you don't resist will remain. It’s effects are far more serious than you know. Your children will inherit what you practice. Your marriage will suffer. Your future will be snuffed out. Do you see the prison you’re in? It’s time to break out! 

Prayer & Confession :

 

“Father, thank your for being a good God. Your Word says in James 1:17 that every good and perfect gift comes from you! Today I’ve come to realize that this fear in my life has been sent from the devil. I’ve been a slave to fear for too long. Today, I declare my freedom from fear through your Word! When I accepted you as my Lord and Savior, I accepted you as my Dad! In you there is NO fear. In you there is NO anxiety. In you there is NO worry. In you there’s love, peace and soundness of mind (2 Tim. 1:7)! Thank you for being a good Dad. Because I’m linked to you, fear cannot stay! Because I’m your child, every fingerprint the devil has on my life must be erased! Thank you for setting me free from the oppression of the devil. Thank you for loving me! I find rest and peace in your love Lord. Thank you for the truth that sets me free (John 8:32)! I AM FREE! In the wonderful name of Jesus! Amen!"

Do Something:

What have you allowed to rob you of your peace? Shut the door to it. If it means shutting the TV off or hitting the ignore button on your phone, DO IT. Protect your peace and uproot fear. Don't give it any place in your life. If there are triggers, what are they? Recognize them and get rid of them. You must resist the devil in order for him to flee (James 4:7)!