If you’re looking for positive change, you first have to decide what you ACTUALLY believe. I saw this quote recently by Jim Palmer, “Sometimes when I come across people who are blurting out some Scripture verse, or some other external reference to support their stance, I want to say, “Hey! What do YOU truly feel? YOU tell me the truth!”
Don’t blame your fearful “feelings” on an attack of the devil.
It may be (in fact it’s likely) that feelings of fear are “devil darts.” But the more you know what YOU believe, in your own daily “non-spiritual sounding” words, the less effective those darts will become.
Fears unveil that a person has greater inner confidence in the circumstances and voices that surround them than in the Eternal One who gave them life and deeply cares for them.
It’s really important to note that most imagined fears never materialize…except in one’s imagination.
Often time, fears make the “fear-er” miserable and neutralize their actions to do what wisdom is telling them to do. So, the negative (whatever) keeps getting the upper hand because the person has not taken the action that will solve the issue.
Take The Time…
Take the time to re-word the truth of God’s counsel into your own life story. It doesn’t have to be profound sounding. It certainly doesn’t have to sound “spiritual.” And it definitely can’t simply be a repeating of someone else’s words. It has to be your own “deep inside” words.
Then Along With That…
Take the time to let your imagination paint an inner picture of what it would look like if God got involved with you and gave you the wisdom to respond to your negative circumstances.
What would it look like, eh? Then…let your imagination look at that.
This Isn’t Magic…
Some folks will say, I’m not going to imagine something that hasn’t actually happened!
You do it all the time with your fears! All I’m saying is to let the imagination God gave you to work for you instead of against you.
The only counsel I would add to that, is imagine the potentials of God’s Words; Not just any old thing that pops to your mind.
Partner with God. Cooperate with Him in making His Words very practical in your own life. You will begin seeing the positive change you desire!
Does this help? Or do you disagree? Just respond with your own comments. Thanks!