By experience, I can testify that fear is a tactic that can keep you from the destiny that God has ordained for you. We all experience fear sometime in our lives. Growing up, I became tormentingly fearful about knowing the truth of the spiritual realms. One late evening, I was sitting downstairs at my parent’s house. The news so happened to be on at the time. On News 8, they were covering a story about a young boy who experienced an angel being in his room. He was even able to talk to the angel. What about? I am not sure. I immediately tuned out the rest of the details. I remember looking around in the dark depths of the living room. All alone.
The devil used that time to plant a seed of fear into my life. I took that horrible seed and instantly ran upstairs to my room. Each night from that moment, before bed I would hide under my covers. Making sure my whole body was covered and “safe” from any harm. Even throughout the extreme summers in Texas, I remained in this state of fright. There were mornings were I woke up dripping in sweat, but the younger me thought it was worth it. My mother witnessed the state that I was in. She often prayed for me and ensured me that everything would be okay.
There were many nights were I stared at all of the soccer trophies in my room. When I looked close enough, I noticed the girl statues waving at me. Suddenly, I turned to look at the pictures of my family on the wall.. Somehow they did the same exact thing. It made my “condition” even worse. I would run to my parents room telling them about the things I saw. My dear mother consoled me once again, telling me that it was only my imagination.
I thought to myself, “I don’t think so. If that is true, I must have one intense imagination.”
Let me tell you, I lived fearful for the majority of my life. I believe I slowly stopped covering my face with my comforter and sheets during my sophomore year in college. To this day I catch myself doing it every once and a while since it is a natural habit at this point.
The last couple of years, I grew a closer with the Lord. When I had my times of tribulation, he became my rock and shelter during the storm. During that time that I learned to be at peace and not to let the devil use me for his wicked plots & plans.
I eventually started to ask God to show me “What is & what WILL be in my life and the world itself.” I consistently asked the Lord to bless me with the gift of dreams or visions. Sooner than I expected, he did just that I asked. Thank you Jesus!
I am not sure how to explain the “staring and being able to see things move” part. After the Lord blessed me with this new gift, it increased where I can look at pictures of the galaxies or sky & he will reveal to me what is within the atmosphere of those pictures. Which normally includes his system of angels and heavenly creatures.
It is interesting how the Lord knew that same seed of fear that the devil implanted within my mind, was a tactic to keep me from the gift that he would bestow to me. Knowing I am faithfully protected by the Lord, he has given me such comfort. I often look back and say “WOW! Why did I let the devil run my life as he pleased?”
It was surely a lesson learned. A lesson that was preordained long before I was even born.
If you catch yourself terrified of something in life, please give it to God immediately!! It can be something that is meant for your good but the devil trying to keep you from it. Free yourself from the bondage.
“6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” Philippians 4: 6-7 (AMP)
Have a good evening everyone!! 🙂