No longer slaves
For many years I lived as a slave to fear and anxiety. Many of my decisions or lack of them were rooted in fear. Fear of failure and fear of what others might think were like shackles around my feet and placed limitations on me that were not aligned with the Lords plans of freedom and peace and joy.
I’m so thankful that as I write this, the Lord has been my great deliverer and has set me free from the hold fear had on me. Does this mean I never feel anxious any more? It certainly does not, but now I know to take a firm stand against this imposter and declare the truth that I am no longer in bondage to fear but rather in relationship with the Prince of Peace and His peace in me is far more powerful than any spirit of fear.
Fear and anxiety, as hard as they are to deal with, only have as much authority in our lives as we will allow. As sons and daughters of the King, we have been given the Holy Spirit, who is a spirit of love and power and self control and never a spirit of fear. I’m realizing more and more the power of declaration in my own life. Here are some word based declarations that I believe with be powerful tools in your hand to overcome any fear the enemy might try and tempt you with and will release the Lords peace and strength over you.
- I am not a fearful person but I am a son/daughter of the Most High and His Mighty power lives in me.
- I am a peaceful person because the Spirit of Peace lives in me
- I am no longer a slave to fear because I am now a son/daughter who has received the Spirit of adoption.
“For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.”2 Timothy 1:7 TPT
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “ Abba, Father.””Romans 8:15 NIV