Dealing with Fear

Rating: Educational

One of the primary obstacles to experiencing the unseen realm is Fear. Many people sense things that they cannot see with their natural eyes, but they are afraid to explore any further.

I grew up terrified of seeing the devil. I don’t know where this fear came from, but it was firmly planted in my mind at a very young age (< 7 years old). I believed that if I allowed myself to perceive the unseen realm, the devil himself would appear to me. This fear caused me to avoid trying to understand this realm for many years. I was too afraid of what I might see or experience.

Fear can be a paralyzing emotion. You can literally be “scared to death” – or at least it seems that way. I don’t know if anyone has died from fear, but sometimes people pass out from it. When I was a child, I thought you could die from it.

Q37 Look for Proof

False Evidence Appearing Real

FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. Very often our fears are based on something that is not entirely true. Our mind jumps to the conclusion that something will go wrong so we become anxious. Like my belief that if I used my spiritual senses, the devil would appear to me and I would die from fear. That’s not only not likely to happen, it’s also not true. The devil does not have that power over me – my life is in God’s hands.

One way to deal with fear is to look for proof. Is what you are afraid of really likely to happen to you? Can you prove it? Very often you cannot prove that your fear will happen – in fact, most of what we worry about NEVER happens.

Instead, turn the statement around and say the opposite of your fears. This really works. When you speak the TRUTH to your Fears, the anxiety vanishes. You can feel it drain from your body and your adrenalin reduces. Take a deep breath slowly and hold your breath while you count to 5. Do this 4-5 times. This increases the amount of oxygen in your system and your mind will begin to clear. When we get anxious, we tend to take shallow breaths which then makes our thinking a little foggy, which leads to more anxiety. I do this breathing exercise whenever I feel anxious or overwhelmed and it really helps.

At times, it feels like a battle – to speak the truth and chase away fear. But the more you practice it, the easier it gets. You train your brain to tell yourself the truth. Kind of like a parent soothing a scared child. Your fear thought comes up and starts to make you feel worried, then your truth thought breaks in and says, “Don’t worry. That’s not going to happen. Here’s the truth…” It really works – the more you practice it, the easier it gets.

I use this exercise sometimes when I have a deeply held fear that I need to break free from.

Once I overcame my fear of the unseen realm, I grew in discernment much faster. I gave myself permission to see, hear, sense, etc. all the stuff I was afraid of. Then guess what? I discovered that the unseen realm was not that scary after all.

Spirit of Fear

As a child I thought that anything to do with the devil would be scary, but I was wrong. If you are sensing demonic spirits you will not feel afraid unless the spirit of fear is there in the room. Did you know that? Once I figured that out, I learned to command the spirit of fear to leave whenever I felt it in my room. Bang! It was gone and I could be at peace. Seems like it would show up late at night when I was trying to go to sleep. The “monsters in the closet” or “monster under the bed” was really a childhood awareness of the spirit of fear. Parents, do your kids a favor and teach them this. I sure wish someone had told me when I was little.

Do you have a specific fear of the unseen realm? What did you do to overcome it? Please comment below so we can learn from each other. 🙂

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About Kingdom Walker

A woman seeking to understand the world around her - with grace and acceptance toward all. Discernment of the Supernatural Realm - Insight and experiences of the Unseen Realm from a Christian perspective. This blog: https://supernaturaldiscernment.com/

Posted on December 21, 2015, in Educational and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. My specific fear I believe would just be the power of retaliation against myself and family when I try to really press in to God. I’ve always been constantly attacked, no matter if I’m trying or not and so when I do try the attacks get worse for me and the ones I’m closest too. I was taught this acronym a while back, but sometimes it doesn’t feel true. Evil does have power, but God’s is so much greater it can’t even be compared. This is an area I struggle in. I was also taught another acronym, BELIEVE. Because Emmanuel Lives I Expect Victory Every Time. I want to believe this too but it feels haughty to say I know exactly what His will is and then try to exercise authority I may not even have and make myself worse off than before. Being someone who has experienced the demonic side of things more often than the Heavenly, I’m probably too cautious and let them gain victory over me by being too anxious to act at times. From what I can remember, when I pressed in and broke through I was at peace and nothing really even got to me.

    After I experienced constant verbal/emotional/mental etc. abuse from someone close to me I was worn down and just feel like an epic failure because I feel like I keep going round and round never able to truly lift my head above water before I start drowning again. I used to take authority, now I feel as though I have no right as many times as I’ve fallen down. Any thoughts appreciated.

    • Mary,
      Thank you for sharing your fear. Yes, the fear of retaliation can really hinder us. It’s like a real war and there will be casualties on both sides. The difference is – any suffering we experience is temporary whereas the devil’s suffering will be eternal. Keeping an eternal perspective can really help lift your head above the waters when you feel like you are drowning.

      Learning to step out in authority is a process – you are right not to assume. Only do what the Lord shows you to do – if you presume authority you don’t have, then there will be repercussions from the enemy. However, keep in mind, your authority is based on the righteousness of Christ and your relationship with Him. As you said, when you pressed into Him and broke through, you were at peace. HE is your peace. And He will protect you when you step out in His authority at His command (not just because you think it’s a good idea or someone told you to do it). Press in and LISTEN to His command – this is your refuge from retribution. 🙂

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