“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but love, power and a sound mind.

—2 Timothy 1:7

There are so many kinds of fears. In fact, there are 530 documented fears and phobias. 6.4 million people in America have actually been diagnosed with some kind of disorder in their personality because of fear.

Some are kind of fun. I mean there’s the fear of heights, that’s not so much fun if it happens to you. There’s the fear of flying. There is the fear of tight places; that’s claustrophobia. Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces. There are people who have a problem getting in a big room when there are so many people around.

These are some common phobias, but there are also the destructive and negative fears that rob us of peace and joy, paralyzes us, petrifies us from moving forward with our lives. If you live with fears of various kinds, it will hold you back from becoming the person that God has called you to be.

The one thing that you can do to overcome your fears is to live in victory in your life. You can be free from fear and live with a courageous and confident faith in a God you can trust. And one of the great benefits and blessings of being a Christian, a child of God, is that we can live free from fear.

YOU CAN CHOOSE FAITH OR YOU CAN CHOOSE FEAR. IT’S A DAILY DECISION.