The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
—John 10:10 (NLT)
Living in fear will steal, kill, and destroy your trust in God. And that's the enemy's plan. God does not give you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind! Jesus gives you a spiritually rich and rewarding life. When you seek His truth and continually allow it to change the way you think, you discover the abundant and satisfying life He has imparted to you. When you allow His righteousness to claim your thought life, fear of failure—fear of illness—fear of anything fades into the background.
Are you exhausted from lies that run rampant because fear tortures you? Fear not only kills your trust, but it destroys you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Jesus lives in you, and He has given you all you need for a rich and satisfying life. You have to recognize that truth and allow it to transform your thought life. When you surrender your mind to Him, He can destroy fear that claims your mind.
If fear has controlled you for a long time, don’t miraculously and quickly expect to be delivered from its grasp. Continually choosing to believe that you are God’s beloved child and nothing can destroy His finished work will eventually defeat fear. Oh, there will be battles, but don’t give up and allow the enemy to fill your mind with thoughts that steal, kill, and destroy. You choose to stay the course. You decide every day that God is not the author of your fear. You choose to fight the enemy and deny the lies. You take hold of your promise of a rich and satisfying life.
One day you will know in your mind and heart what Jesus has placed in your spirit. God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind! He has taken your defeated sinful life and given you His righteousness and power! One day you will know without a doubt that you are not a slave to fear. You are a child of God, and He is your loving Abba father.
Believe what Jesus has given you. Faith always conquers fear.