Fear; the Powerful Destructive tool to Failure.

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What are you afraid of? Have you given “Fear” the best part of you? What room does fear have? Fear as we might know is, “False Evidence Appearing Real”. Fear is more equivalent to self-imprisonment. If you have ever found yourself in such situation, then this message is for you. Enjoy reading!

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Life as we all know is full of uncertainties. We are meant to face challenges on our way to be successful.  In our walk of life, we are bound to come across so many obstacles or hindrances that may prevent or serve as a destructive tool to our path of Success. One of the obstacles is “Fear”. It may either be as a result of past hurts, bitterness, disappointment or put downs that fear may arise but that should not be the end of the road. Fear has no power or dominion over you. It is when you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by fear. Just know that, acting on fear makes your fear come true but acting on Faith makes your dreams come to pass. God in His own infinite wisdom has given each and every one of us, a gift that will help us in achieving our set goals or objectives in life. Moreover, fear is just a feeling that induces an individual to be scared of the unknown. Never forget that, the fear of the unknown makes life stressful. One of the ways in which one can defeat or eradicate the spirit of fear is by facing them. So you ask, how can one face his/her fears? Well, by doing the things that makes him/her feel uncomfortable and scared. Fear does a lot of harm to the body and this can cause so many damages to the brain.

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Upon all the research I did on “Fear”, I realized that, fear can impair formation of long-term memories and cause damage to certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus(The major component of the Brain of Humans and other Vertebrates- It belongs to the Limbic system(is a set of brain structures located on both sides of the thalamus, immediately beneath the cerebrum) and plays a vital role in the consolidation of information from the short-term memory to the Long-term memory). This can make it even more difficult to regulate fear and can leave a person anxious most of the time. To someone in chronic fear, the world looks scary and their memories confirm that. You are what you think. So gain control over your fears. Don’t let fear take the best of you.

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Why You Should Not Be Afraid

As Humans, we have all the power given to us by the Most High God, to take dominion over all Earthly things. So why should you be afraid when everything is at your disposal. Below are scriptures on how to overcome your fears and step into a life of Faith.

1: Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” (Isaiah 35:4).

2: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27).

3: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.(Joshua 1:9).

4: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me: your rod and your staff they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4).

5: When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (Psalm 94:19).

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Finally, learn to chase fear out of your life. There is more to live for, than to risk it living a fearful life. You Can. You Will. Make it Happen.

 

                                    

A Heart To Forgive!!

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What is forgiveness? Why do we Forgive? Of what essence will that be? Why should you possibly forgive your enemies, the critics around you? Many a times, this are some of the questions we ask ourselves but what we need to understand is that, forgiveness is a direction from God.

Forgiveness means letting go of past hurts, disappointments, bitterness and hatred, cause by the people around us. Forgiveness becomes difficult when the offender is a person we never thought could hurt us. Forgiving others may seem to be a choice, and in one sense it is a choice, but God has been very clear about forgiveness. He has given us specific direction in numerous Scriptures, all of which can be summed up in just one word — forgive! God’s Word says, “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins” (Mark 11:25). “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven” (Luke 6:37). Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude!

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God in His own infinite wisdom and power made it clear to us that, it is in our own best interest to forgive! Forgiveness opens every closed doors in our life. It is the “Breath Of Life”. Forgiveness attracts blessings and favor from the Most High. God is not talking about what is in the best interest of the person who needs to be forgiven. We are the ones who God is trying to protect. And besides, when we forgive, We are the ones who mostly benefit from forgiveness, not the other person. An unforgiven spirit complicates and compromises our daily walk with God. Forgiving others releases us from anger and allows us to receive the healing we need. The whole reason God has given us specific direction is because He does not want anything to stand between us and Him. God’s love for us is unconditional, it has no filth. It is clean and strong. Forgiving others spares us from the consequences of living out of an unforgiving heart. Forgiveness heals every wounds. It restores happiness and makes way for the blessing of God.

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And below is a Parable, Jesus told His Disciples On what forgiveness meant.

The Parable Of the Unforgiving Servant

(Matthew 18:21-35)

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, If my brother keeps on sinning against me, how many times do i have to forgive him? Seven times? “No, not seven times, answered Jesus, “but seven times seven, because the kingdom of heaven is like this. Once there was a king who decided to check on his servants’ accounts. He had just begun to do so when one of them was brought in who owed him millions of pounds. The servant did not have enough to pay his debt, so the king ordered him to be sold as a slave, with his wife and his children and all that he had, in order to pay the debt. The servant fell on his knees before the king, ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and i will pay you everything!. The king felt sorry for him, so he forgave him the debt and let him go. “Then the man went out and met one of his fellow-servants who owed him a few pounds. He grabbed him and started choking him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he said. His fellow-servant fell down and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, i will pay you back! But he refused; instead, he had him thrown into jail until he should the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were very very upset and went to the king and told him everything. So he called the servant in. ‘You worthless slave!’ he said. ‘I forgave you the whole amount you owed me, just because you asked me to. You should have had mercy on your fellow-servant, just as i had mercy on you.’ The king was very angry, and he sent the servant to jail to be punished until he should pay back the whole amount.” And Jesus concluded, “That is how my Father in heaven will treat everyone of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.

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Forget the people who make you sad or hurt you. Don’t let them affect you. But never forget what they taught you. The choices you make, the struggles you face prepares you for life. And also remember that, anyone can hold a grudge, but it takes a person with character to forgive. When you forgive, you release yourself from a painful burden. Forgiveness doesn’t mean what happened was OK, it doesn’t mean, the person should still be welcomed in your life. It just means you have made peace with the pain. Let Go and Receive the blessings of the Lord. He is ever ready to show you His unconditional love, His Grace, and Power. Just Forgive and Forget. God loves you and He is ready to forgive you if you forgive anyone who sins against you. The Beauty of God’s Love surpasses all earthly things. Live in Peace. Let love lead.