????????SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER, 2023
DATE: TOPIC: DEALING WITH THE SPIRIT OF FEAR
SCRIPTURE: 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.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: One way to deal with the spirit of fear is to guard your heart consciously and continuously against negative news reports or stories.
It has been confirmed that fear is one deadly enemy of life and destiny. The devil has crippled many lives through the spirit of fear. This is because fear hinders a person from taking giant steps in life.
Our anchor Scripture reveals that God has not given us the spirit of fear. This means, we must deal with every form of fear in our lives.
Now, one way to deal with the spirit of fear is to guard your heart consciously and continuously against negative news reports or stories.
Although there are stories that flow into your ears that you may not be able to avoid, consciously make up your mind not to look for negative stories or reports. Do not dwell on the negative.
Sometime ago, I went to one city in the South-Western part of Nigeria for a programme. The protocol officer who was assigned to pick me from the airport had no other story to tell me other than how terrible armed robbers in the town were. That was the only story he could tell a stranger who just arrived in the town for the first time.
He said, “Sir, in this city, armed robbers operate terribly. The way they operate breaks the heart. Their operation is as if they are not human beings. They are so terrible.”
I was just listening to this man. And then, he went and dropped me in the hotel that had no light and left.
The truth is, no matter how great your faith is, as a man of God, there are things you must not allow yourself to hear. Maybe, I would have shut him up on the spot.
When this protocol officer left me in the hotel, I had to use my faith to deal with witches, wizards, armed robbers and wicked people throughout the night.
My counsel is: guard your heart against negative news or reports so you can establish and protect your faith.
REMEMBER THIS: One way to deal with the spirit of fear is to guard your heart consciously and continuously against negative news reports or stories.
1. Refuse to give attention to or look for negative news reports or stories.
2. Always renew your mind and believe only the report of God for your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to meditate on and believe in Your Word as the only authentic report of life. Deliver me from giving my ears to negative news, reports or stories, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: Emotional Diseases.
QUOTE: Now, God is saying, it does not matter the terror around you, fear not, because you are more valuable than one bird that is not permitted to perish without His permission.
Culled from the book, “15 Kingdom Strategies For Survival” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Zephaniah 2-Haggai 1.
AMAZING FACT: Only two people have ever swam the entire length of the 2,350-mile Mississippi River: Slovenian long-distance swimmer Martin Strel in 2002 and former American Navy SEAL Chris Ring in 2015. Strel swam for 68 days in a row; Ring took one day off a week, taking 181 days.
I curse every root and spirit of fear in your life in this season in Jesus’ Name.
BY DR PST PAUL ENENCHE.