PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR
We all struggle with thoughts of fear, worry, shame, regret, or imperfections from time to time. This is commonly from the inside voice of the one who comes to steal, kill, and destroy what God so perfectly demonstrates to us that we are perfectly and wonderfully made. The struggle to love oneself and appreciate who one is and what one is called to do in this world. In this blog of Devotional Inner Love That Builds The Soul, I want to encourage you to fully love yourself and to understand what it means for God to love you in return. We will pray to the Lord to help us rebuild what has been destroyed for so long.
THERE IS NO FEAR WHEN LOVING GOD
Can I make one thing clear fear is not from God, yes we are to have a Godly fear of the Lord, but fear of worry, lack, shame, guilt, condemnation, and so forth. We start to feel like it is ok to feel these things because we have felt them all of our lives and we have been told that is normal. I have to tell you that walking through this journey of finding how to get break free from the fear of worry, guilt, shame, insecurities, and the like I had to rid myself of those that were around me. I am enough all by myself and really don't need anyone else egging me on, but the reality is when we are surrounded by those that either think of themselves more highly and or they don't value you it will make you feel like this is normal and the inner love will have no inner peace. We can't allow the thief of fear to come in and steal our hope and faith away. God loves us no matter what and He takes care of our needs no matter what!
ALWAYS BE IN PEACE WITH YOUR SOUL AND SPIRIT
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God
Your Heavenly Father wants to know what's on your mind and what you're worried about. I understand that this can be difficult because you may be thinking, but he already knows what I want, or He already knows how I feel, why should I have to tell him? That's an excellent point! So, do you have children, are you a mother, a father, a husband, or a wife? Wouldn't you want to know if they loved you even if you were already aware of it? You must understand how it feels when someone expresses affection for you or towards you. It's the same with our spiritual father; he wants to know because it makes him feel like you want to be in a relationship with him.
LET YOUR MIND FOCUS ON HEAVENLY THINGS
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You Because he trusts in You.
Recognize that our focus should be directed toward something or someone and that it should be reflected on God; He will keep us in perfect peace. Trusting God is an important thing to do, and it is not always the easiest thing to do. The most amazing thing is when you get to the point where you no longer live in fear, worry, shame, guilt, and other mental and emotional traumatizing things because you trust the Lord and He will keep your mind at peace.