God has not given us the spirit of fear; it is actually a part of the curse. Christians have been delivered from the bondage of fear and have authority over it. Although we are delivered, there are certain practical actions we must take to keep fear out of our lives.

God has not given you the spirit of fear, but He has given you power, love, and a calm, well-balanced mind (2 Timothy 1:7, AMP).

  1. When you choose to obey the Word of God, you can expect blessings (Deuteronomy 28:1-14).
  2. When you choose to disobey, you choose curses instead of blessings (Deuteronomy 28:14-65).
    1. Fear is not natural; it is part of the curse (Deuteronomy 28:65-67).
    2. Do not tolerate fear or take it lightly.
      1. Fear that is not dealt with can turn into paranoia or schizophrenia.
      2. Fear produces bondage in your life and can be passed down from generation to generation.
    3. The gift of salvation delivers Believers from curses such as poverty, sickness, and fear.
    4. God’s mercy and grace delivers us from our foes so we can serve Him fearlessly (Luke 1:74, AMP).
    5. God wants you to live on a higher level; He wants to be involved in securing every area of your life.

  1. Christians have been delivered from the bondage of fear (Romans 8:15, AMP).
    1. Although we are delivered from the bondage of fear, we must establish boundaries in our lives.
      1. Resist the spirit of fear by avoiding certain fear-based movies or other forms of entertainment.
        1. God wants you to exercise balance by doing what is best, spiritually and in the natural.

  2. Eight steps you can take to become free from fear.
    1. Understand that once you are born again, you are delivered from fear.
    2. Resist fear and refuse to allow it to dominate your life.
    3. Realize fear is based on selfishness.
    4. Believe God’s love for you.
      1. Meditate on His love.
    5. Actively receive God’s love for you.
    6. Walk in the love of God daily.
      1. Love others unconditionally, even when it is difficult.
    7. Continuously confess, “Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world.”
    8. Take authority over your mind.

Scripture References:

  • Luke 1:74
  • 2 Timothy 1:6, 7
  • Matthew 6:25-34, AMP