How To Overcome Fear (Spiritually & Psychologically)
Do you desire to know how to overcome the fear of failure, death, lack, and many more in life? These article explains proven solutions to living above the reach of fear.
Fear is an emotion (mostly unpleasant) that arises from threats of harm. This harm could be physical or mental.
It is the singular, most powerful force capable of making you live your opposite.
Excuses breed fear.Oluboba Ayodeji
As a teenager, I always desire to dress great but just could not – out of fear of being different among others.
So, I conformed to the environmental script and became like every other average kid.
I explained here how dangerous your fear could be and what it does to the body.
- Fear makes life uncomfortable and denies you what you deserve.
- Fear fuels bad habits and prevents pursuits of good ones.
- It dries you of your esteem, leading to an identity crisis.
By the end of this article, you will learn how to overcome the spirit of fear in spiritual and psychological way.
How To Overcome Fear Spiritually and Psychologically
Avoid the News
One of the best way to overcome and live above fears is to stay away from news.
Nothing pollutes the mind than happenings outside your control. They have bigger effects on you for the fact you can’t do anything about them.
And the vehicle through which you become “informed” of these happenings is via news.
If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.Thomas Sowell
I want you to know that the media houses make more money from bad news. Bad news trends faster and sells more because it gives the masses something to argue about.
The American Psychology Association confirmed that news consumption has a downside.
- Negative news increases your worries, causes frustration.
- Negative news clogs your mind and destroys your productivity.
- It arose fears, makes you anxious and feel unsafe.
The more news you watch, the more vulnerable you become. And the more of yourself you lose out of fear.
Does your career depend on the updated news? If yes, filter the news you receive.
Accept That Your Fears Are Not Real
Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice. ― Will Smith
What if I fail? Yet you passed.
What if I am not good enough? Still, there is someone out there who admires you.
Will our country crumble? The country is still standing.
I can’t start this tech business since the government may change policy. The government still has made no policy.
Why am I citing these examples?
It’s because I want you to understand that your fears are not real.
The dangers may be real, but not your fears. The situations may be present, but your fears are only present in the mind.
The power your fear has is the attention you give to it.
Come out of your imagination! And rule your world.
Stop feeding your spirit with fear and you will soon overcome it.
Look Unto The Positive
The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.Winston Churchill
And you can achieve this by replacing it with positive thoughts and beliefs.
I was with a girl 4 days ago. She was explaining to me how much she fears public speaking. Then, she mentioned how some persons speak with no single fear in them.
I had to come in… And; I said to her:
“That may not be true. Those speakers you mention also have fears in them. But here is the difference between you both. They have learnt to see beyond their fears via the power of positive thinking.”
How about you? Do you nurture your belief to think positive and see the good in all?
If you do a thorough check, you will discover you have had victory over some key aspect of life.
I urge you to stand on that testimony. “If you can do it then, you can do better now.”
Henceforth, see something positive in yourself, something greater than your fears.
Think about people that will benefit from you overcoming the spirit of fear rather than the rejection you may get.
Spend Time With People
Our greatest evils come moments we think nothing and do nothing.Oluboba Ayodeji
Another great way to overcome your fear is to spend time with people who accept you as you are.
This gives you room to share how you feel without condemnation
I like to watch children (below 5) play and listen to elders (above 60). These people have almost no worries in life.
Their thinking is wide and open, with no limitations like the youth.
Overcome Fears with Bible Verses
…casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.1 Peter 5 vs 7
I encourage you to ponder on the bible verse above and say it with confidence.
It can serve as a source of peace to you in days of fear. Another is this:
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11 vs 28
In your tongues lies the power to build and destroy. So why don’t destroy your fears and build your self-confidence?
I speak these verses not only to myself when alone or in a quiet environment. I have made it a lifestyle to speak to my destiny anytime, anywhere.
If you should pray without ceasing, speak positive things to your destiny without ceasing.
Imagine what you want and make it what you speak about.
If you know, your presentation will go well. Say to yourself, “I am bold, calm and the best in this meeting”.
But if your fear makes you feel you are a liar – happens sometimes.
Then turn it into a choice.
Say to yourself, “I make the choice to be bold, calm and thus the best in his meeting.”
As you say these words, don’t overthink, don’t analyze. Accept as though it were.
Bible Verses On Overcoming The Spirit Of Fear
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” – Psalm 34:4–5
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4
“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
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27
” ‘So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ Thus he (Joseph) comforted them and spoke kindly to them. – Genesis 50:21
“You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear!’ “ – Lamentations 3:57
It is my prayer that the Lord elevates you as you choose to overcome your fear in life. Amen!