Unresolved, undealt with fear will turn into a stronghold.
Fear is like a tree, it starts with a seed and will grow.
22 Signs You Struggle With The Spirit of Fear
1. Passive Aggressiveness-fear of confrontation, intimidation, misplacement. Rooted in mother/father wounds. Rooted in history of being in relationship with a person who was controlling, manipulating, someone with the spirit of Jezebel.
2. Panic attacks (feels like heart attacks). Your thoughts are constantly worried about a pending danger. Rooted in a history of loss.
4. Nightmares (sleeplessness) Dreams about snakes, spiders, blood. People chasing you. Flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, hyper vigilance, easily startled. Social indiscriminate. ANY HISTORY OF TRAUMA
5. Catastrophic thinking- you imagine the worst-case scenario.
6. Isolation (very secretive). Don’t speak up fear of what others will think of you.
7. Lack true spiritual authority and spiritual identity.
8. Pessimism (Christians call this discernment)
9. Unresolved emotional wounds.
10. Many fears (fear of open spaces, fear of heights, fear of insects, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of how people will perceive you, fear of public speaking)
11. Missed opportunities due to not taking the risk or operating in faith.
12. Lack of true authentic relationships (only around surface people.) People who are leaders but don’t have friend they only want to connect with people who they feel they can lead.
13. Difficulty waiting on God.
14. Difficulty trusting
15. Jumping to conclusions (making assumptions)
16. Feel inferior
17. Lack confidence
18. High blood pressure
19. Unbridle emotions, uncontrolled (easily irritated, have anger management issues)
20. Avoidance-avoid anything or anyone that may triggers your anxiety. (crowds, people etc)
21. Repeatedly apologizing
22. Not feeling safe. (emotionally, mentally or spiritually safe)
23. Distance from people, being guarded.
24. People that are broken, are most often attracted to other broken people. Some guys are only attracted to women with low self-esteem because it feeds their need to be needed. Your confidence as a woman or man of God causes someone who is fearful to be intimidated by you.
What To Do:
1. Acknowledge it. God won’t heal you from what you don’t acknowledge.
2. Remember it is a process. True deliverance from ANY fear is NOT an overnight thing. You are not going to be able to be completely healed just by going to the alter alone and getting someone to lay hands on you. Because fear is also rooted in the attack against the mind. So you have to use strategies from kingdom to learn a new way of thinking. Christian Cognitive Behavioral therapy is a great resource.
3. GO TO COUNSELING!!!!
Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Proverbs 20:5 King James Version (KJV)5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Counselors will help you get to the root of the fear.
4. Meditate on the word of God. (reading, music etc)
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Joshua 1:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
5. You must have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Benny Hinn’s book Good Morning Holy Spirit is a great starting place. The Holy Spirit release divine boldness, healing from fear and the power to overcome.
-knowing someone and having a relationship with them are two different things.
6. Pray the scriptures
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Matthew 6:31-34 New King James Version (NKJV)
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble
The Story of Two Wolvest
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Samaria M Colbert © 2018