The Fear Fight

To be free from fear is a fight, but the peace that is available once there is room for the presence of God is worth the fight. The key to winning the battle with fear is to fight it at the spiritual level. As human beings, the deepest part of us is our spiritual part. Even as male and female are designed to connect, so the spirit of a man is designed to connect with the Spirit of God. God has created our spirits to be a home for His presence. In John 2:19, Jesus refers to His own body as a temple, and Paul picks up on that same idea in his first letter to the church in Corinth (1 Corinthians 3:16-17 and 6:19). Temples, especially to those in the first century, were believed to house th


“My anxiety level is through the roof!” That response came from a simple question, “How are you doing?” Then I asked the others in the room, “How many of you struggle with anxiety?” Nearly every hand went up. Anxiety is a form of fear, and fear is universal. Fear is visualizing some form of pain or negative outcome that might happen in the future. We all do it on a regular basis. Sometimes, it’s actually a good thing. We are able to visualize the negative consequences of staying on the path we are on, and we can use that anticipation of negative outcomes as a motivation to change our behavior. With a change in behavior comes a change in outcomes for the better. At the simplest level,

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