Earlier this week we talked about how fear clouds our minds and our ability to think clearly. But it can also take control of us. It can effect the way we act and the way we react to situations.
How can fear control how I act and react in situations?
Fear can control how we act and react in many everyday situations. For example, if you are a parent and your child runs out into the street you may have grabbed them and possibly yelled at them. You were not angry with them, but the fear of them getting hurt caused you to react in that way.
Also fear can cause you to distance yourself from those around you. Fear of not being accepted. Satan may have told you that your family or friends don’t really care about you; that they just “put up with you”. Once those thoughts have been allowed to fester and grow you start to believe them. Then, you react by distancing yourself from those people.
How can I get control of my mind when I am afraid or fearful?
Philippians 4:6-7 says,
” Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
When we give our fears and our anxieties to God, he will give us a peace that, “transcends all understanding”.
According to dictionary.com transcends means, “
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