Louise Bannerman Detroit, MI, USA
How To Outwit The Six Ghosts Of Fear
Well, I had another Aha moment. First of all, I know the scripture that says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV). But it was like a bullet that hit me in my heart, and I got so mad at the devil. I started telling him, “I DON’T WANT NOTHING YOU GAVE ME. You gave me fear, and you can take it back. I don’t want anything from you, not ONE thing and that includes your fear. YOU can have it and take it to hell with you.” I mean I was totally mad and told him, I didn’t ask for it, and it’s NOT welcome in my life.” I only want what God has for me, not your lies, or fears. So the Aha moment, was God did not give me the Spirit of fear, and therefore, I do NOT have to accept this from satan just because he gave it to ME. You don’t even understand the joy I got when I received this revelation. God did something that night and it is still spilling over in my spirit. So, this day forth I am declaring, and standing on God’s Word, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear. I will accept the POWER, and Love, and a Sound mind, and EVERTHING else that God has given to me and it’s MINE. I refuse ANYTHING from satan, he is on my hit list. And I am ready to battle for what belongs to ME.
Before the revelation, I fought my fears by having my positive talk in my head become louder than the fears in my mind. There was a battlefield going on inside my head, where satan wanted to torment my mind. I find that I have to take one day at a time, because the fear of death was crippling my mind and each time I have to shoot down the negative thoughts. Including the thoughts of an eternal hell, this is another story by itself.
As a little girl seven men broke into our home, and that drama of death has played in my head over and over, right along with seven other break-ins over the course of my life that even right now I hate to be alone. So regardless of the fears: (poverty, criticism, ill health, loss of love of someone, old age, or death) either one can take you out if you allow it to play in your head over and over.
"But I've grown certain that the root of all fear is that we've been forced to deny who we are. Because when you get right down to it, even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully." Frances Moore Lappe. So this is why I continue to fight my fears and take actions because I know that I am a child of God, and I want to live an authentic and full life. I want to be on the road to riches and not poverty, because they are heading in two total directions.
In conclusion, Napoleon Hill says, “The greatest of all remedies for death is a BURNING DESIRE FOR ACHIEVEMENT, backed by useful service to others.” So each day I will find a way to serve others, and let my burning desire for achievement take me places that even my mind will explode with riches.