Perhaps you have lived with this type of debilitating fear all your life and you think it‘s too late to conquer it. On the contrary. It is never too late too late. I myself am approaching 68 and am just now learning to apply these principles, and if I can do it you can too. So let's take a closer look at what we can do when these fears come. Most of us tend to run and hide, but this is not the solution. In "Think Like A Winner," Dr. Peal says "Do not run away from your fears. Decide to face them. When someone stands up to something, that something tends to fold. It is far better to face your fears head-on."** By running, we create a pattern and a habit. We feel we have avoided the fear for the moment but it inevitably returns, causing us to think we will never be able to conquer it. The enemy of our soul may whisper in our ear that it is too late-that we will just have to live with fear all our lives. We must recognize that for the lie that it is. Once we stop running and decide to face our fears we are on the road to conquering them.
First let's identify the objects of our fears. What are you afraid of? Some of us are afraid of people. The bible has an antidote for this fear. I John 4:18 says "perfect love casts out fear." so learn to love those who you fear. Get to know them and find out how you can help them.? What deed of kindness you can do for them? How can you pray for them? If you concentrate on these things it leave no place for fear.
Then, there is the fear of failure. We become afraid to try something new.? We "freeze up."? And often our fear of failure, if allowed to grow, becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Job found that out.? He says in job 3:25, "The thing which I greatly feared has come upon me."
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