She Reads Truth | Soul Detox | Day 16

Today’s Reading: 2 Timothy 1: 1-18

Today’s Word: There are four types of fears: fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of rejection, and fear of the unknown. It is very likely that you are struggling with one or more of these fears. These fears can paralyze you and keep you from God’s best. Remember what 2 Timothy 1 says in that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.

Which fears do you currently struggle with the most?

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Types of Fears: Loss, Failure, Rejection, Unknown

Losing, grief and loneliness.

Failing or lacking control.

Being rejected, compared or judged.

Fearing the unknown or being unprepared.

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Blue Letter Bible is one of my favorite bible sites and I wanted to share a part of today’s Day by Day Grace.

We are also engaged in warfare, spiritual warfare. “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” (2 Timothy 2:3). As spiritual soldiers, we must use spiritual weapons. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:3-4). The promises of God are part of our spiritual weaponry. We can stand victorious in battle by the promises of God, just as the Apostle Paul did. “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you…And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them” (Acts 18:9-11).

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Friends our fears are due to spiritual warfare. We need to be aware of it. No matter how we address our toxins, or our fears, or try to deal with them and heal through them… the context is the same. We live in spiritual warfare. There will always be temptations to sin, and to fear. But Perfect love casts out fear. The LORD is already on his throne, he has won the battle and is on our side. We can stand victorious in spiritual warfare that is external and internal. Our relationships for example are always going to be under attack because Satan does not want healthy relationships, marriages or families to survive.

We must be aware to be proactive. Not the what if’s but rather the RIGHT NOW. What areas are we fearful?
Lets look through the lens of spiritual warfare to gain a heavenly perspective.
God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline

How does fear hold us captive?
It holds us captive in the areas that the spirit of power, love and self-discipline are lacking.
Lets tip the scales back in our favor, for His glory.

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