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The Little Engine That Could


 Every now and again we men are challenged in a variety of ways, but none so impactful as the ability to doubt ourselves. Yes, there are times when we walk upright and have it all together, but at other times, we slouch bearing the burdens of the day. Not by coincidence, but this is where we meet up with the man in the mirror,  a super hero at times and the guy that wins at most everything.This time though, the reflection in the mirror has taken on the Goliath persona and whose goal is to take away all your have to offer and destroy the very essence of who you are and especially all you can do. This is the giant you have to conquer before you can move forward with any momentum. Fear IS his name and he lets you know it!

Of all the emotions a man produces, Fear ranks up there pretty high. We have taken a decades old view of Fear which is to run from him, to avoid him, to do all we can so that we do not wind up a victim. So...what can we do to fortify a defense against Fear? The best way to defeat this enemy is overcome Fear.  In order to be able to stand your ground, you have to acknowledge Fear exits, but you also have to remember the voice of the one that defeated Fear, and told us, "fear not for I have overcome". Once done, learning how to work with the power Jesus gave you will enable you to face Fear and how to beat him down to size. Eventually this ability is turned into a facet in your life that can empower you to better equip yourself so that you do not have to avoid Fear, or anything the enemy throws at you any longer. Instead, when you use what the Lord has given you, you find freedom and more enjoyment in life by using this to your advantage.

Be in complete peace. Jesus said, " aside from Him we can do nothing." so why not take Jesus at His word and fight from Him. You are a champion warrior and now you just have to believe it.

 

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Anonymous said…
A really good reminder of who we belong to.

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