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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

I work as a Project Specialist/Manager for a New York City technology firm. Part of my job requirement is to certify in a number if different industries and specialties. I have been doing great so far. However, there was one specialty that I was shying away from and that was Q & A training. I had put in my mind that this was hard and that I wasn’t ready to certify. I would black out at every preparatory training and shiver in my boots everytime someone asked me a question on it.

I took a few days off from work to handle a few personal matters and conveniently missed my last scheduled Q & A Certification. Yesterday was my first day back and I was happy that no one asked me to reschedule the certification. After some thought, I realized that I was almost the last one on the team to be certified. Everyone was getting this done and I was crippled with fear. I decided to take action on this and emailed my supervisor and asked him to schedule me for tomorrow @ 10am EST.

“Today is the day!” I said to myself as I walked into the office this morning. I sat down and immediately logged into the repository and printed the review information. 15 minutes into my review, I realized that this was easier than I thought. 10am was quickly approaching and I was getting more and more confident. “Hey Drew”, I said as I greeted the certifier. “Let’s Begin!” he said. 28 minutes later, the following team email was sent.

Rachel is Q & A Certified!

Great work!

Your form has been posted to the PS Exchange.

Keep up the good work!

AB

As I looked at the email, I thought to myself “What was I so scared of?” It was much easier that I made it out to be. The enemy does this to us quite often. There are so many things that you could have accomplished, but the enemy paralyzes you with fear. He fills your mind with incorrect information that cripple you with fears that have absolutely no true foundation.

The Bible tells us that God has not given us the spirit of fear. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus and therefore should face every challenge with the confidence that we will overcome. When negative thoughts threaten to keep you from achieving a long time goal, rebuke the enemy and step forward with faith. “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

What goal have you put on the backburner due to unwarranted fears? What vision are you delaying because you’ve allowed the enemy to cripple you? Whatever it may be, take it up again and ask God to help you GET IT DONE!

Memory Text:
My Spirit remains among you, just as I promised when you came out of Egypt. So do not be afraid. – Haggai 2:5

Prayer Prompt:
Dear Lord,
Please help me to overcome my fears by trusting in you. I have allowed him to keep me from fulfilling my dreams and I am ready to step out in faith knowing that You will see me to the finish line. Heal me from my paralysis and turn these fears into testimonies for Your kingdom….

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