What stops us from fulfilling our calling in life and be in a place of freedom often is fear. Sometimes we can be unaware of its grip on us as it holds us back from venturing out and being who we dream of being. We may find ourselves giving excuses why we can't like time crunch, family focus, work demands, and so much more. If we stopped to reflect, those may be our safety net in dealing with possible fears that stem from unworthiness, shame, past failed experiences and the endless pain we are avoiding. And yet God wants to position us to receive His blessings and promises.
Allow these Scriptures to speak to those fears and ask the Holy Spirit to bring things to your mind that may need to be laid down so that you can overcome the fears that captivated you. God has freedom for you! Jump in and take the journey towards greater freedom without fear!
(S) “Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood.”
Isaiah 54:4 NLT
(P) ___ will not fear; ___ will no longer live in shame. ___ will not be afraid. Thank You Father for removing disgrace from ___, causing no remembrance of the past pain and shame ___ walked through.
(S) “Be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid of them and don’t be frightened, because the Lord your God will go with you. He will not leave you or forget you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 NCV
(P) May ___ be strong and brave. Help ___ not be fearful, but stir up within ___ to see You
are present and won’t leave ___.
(S) “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”
Proverbs 31:25 NLT
(P) As a virtuous woman, may ___ walk in strength and dignity as ___ laughs at fear head on regarding ___’s future.
(S) “Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee wither soever thou goes.”
Joshua 1:9 KJV
(P) God, I declare over ___ to be strong and courageous, not fearing what’s ahead or discouraged because You are always present. May these words sink deep within ___’s thoughts to help ___ press forward with Your strength.
(S) “12 Who, then, is this person that fears the Lord? He is the one whom the Lord will teach which path to choose. 13 He will enjoy good things in life, and his descendants will inherit the land. 14 The Lord advises those who fear him. He reveals to them the intent of his promise.”
Psalm 25:12-14 GW
(P) You call out ___ to fear/reverence You. Thank You for choosing ___ to guide ___ in Your path for me/them. Thank You for positioning ___ to receive Your goodness along with my/their children.
(S) “Be gracious to me, God, for a man is trampling me; he fights and oppresses me all day long. 2 My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me. 3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? 5 They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil. 6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to take my life. 7 Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath.”
Psalm 56:1-7 CSB
(P) God, please be gracious to ___ because ___ is feeling crushed by so many around relentlessly. When fear hits, may ___ choose to trust You God. You Father ___ praises and trusts. ___ will not be afraid for who is anyone to fear? People twist ____’s words constantly and plot against ___, creating strife, division and distractions to remove ___ from my/their destiny, but You make a way to escape and secure ___.
(S) “24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, 26 for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”
Proverbs 3:24-26 ESV
(P) When ___ goes to rest, may ___ have no fear when going to sleep, knowing You give sweet sleep to ___’s body, mind and spirit. No matter if any sudden disaster strikes, there is no room to fear for You God protect and guard ___ no matter where ___ is present.
(S) “Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].”
Isaiah 41:10 AMP
(P) Because You Father are ___’s Lord and Savior, may ___ not fear or be discouraged in anything that comes my/their way. Strengthen ___ and allow ___ to see You are helping ___ bring victory in all areas of life.
(S) “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
Isaiah 41:13 ESV
(P) Thank You God for holding ___ tight in Your hand, declaring over ___ to “fear not” and recognizing You are present to help.
(S) “6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:6-7 ESV
(P) God, direct me in knowing how to ignite in to flame ___’s spiritual gifts to full operation. Thank You for giving each of us a spirit of power, love and self-control.