If we aren’t emotionally healthy, we aren’t spiritually healthy. The wrong thinking manifests itself in our emotions. We actually have the ability to control our thought life, which means we can control our feelings, which means we can control our lives. In other words, “Who I say I am affects how I think, how I feel, and what I do.”
When it comes to fear, it’s okay to have fear, but it isn’t okay for fear to have you. God is for you. God is with you. God has you.
1. Out of the 3 responses we have to fear (fight, flight, or freeze), which one are you more inclined towards? Why?
2. What are the things that you’re most afraid of?
3. What’s the difference between having fear and letting fear have you?
4. Has there ever been a time when fear changed your experience of reality?
5. Have there been opportunities you missed because of fear?
6. Share about a time when you overcame a fear. What did you learn from that experience?
7. Why is it that we are often more afraid of the solution than we are the consequences of inaction or wrong actions? Share a time when you were afraid of doing what you knew was best.
8. What's the worst case scenario if you take a risk and fail? What about if you fail to take the risk? Which is scarier to you?
9. What fear are you ready to leave behind? What steps will you take to fight for faith regarding this fear?
He’s for me. He’s with me. He’s got me.
When you feel fear, fight for faith.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.