I have always wondered if I let the public see on the outside what I thought of myself on the inside what would happen? I chose to do that by writing what I thought of myself on a chalkboard and I asked my husband to take my picture. I posted that picture and challenged others to the “chalkboard challenge” and over 1100 people joined in by sharing the post and chose to give FEAR community.
Last week when my mind started shooting negative and awful things in my mind about myself I instantly grabbed the chalk. But when I went for the chalkboard I was shocked by what I found. My husband Ryan marked out what I wrote and replaced it with his LOVE.
Don’t you think that is what God wants to do with your chalkboard of lies? HE wants to replace it with HIS WORDS because he is the one who beautifully designed you.
It truly matters what you believe about yourself, we work hard everyday at our jobs, parenting our kids, or being the best spouse. Why is it so hard to work on ourselves and let God’s WORD define us? I don’t think I can immediately erase those thoughts when they appear but I do know where to go to punch fear in the face when they arise.
You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands. May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:73-74
I pray the Lord gently reminds you that HE beautifully designed you and you can put all of your HOPE in HIM. Make God’s VOICE in your ear louder then anyone else’s including yours.
Danielle Towler says
I erase fear by making it a routine to speak to Him and read His word everyday
Ellen Witte says
I have found that prayer is the key to erasing the lies Satan tries to whisper in my ears.I am worthy because I am a daughter of the Most High God. When I say scripture back in prayer- Get thee behind me Satan-he flees!!!
Jessie Christian says
I am taking more time to pray and meditate in His Word and promises. The peace always outweighs the fear.
Really enjoyed this post! Prayer is definitely the key!
Jeannie Burgess says
I find that on days when I feel fear the most Prayer is my best defense against any and ALL fear that I have!
I have fond countering the fear with truth from His Word to be a big help!
Kimberly Berry says
Praying and believing He hears is my way of releasing my fear back to Him.
Sheila Beachner says
I erase fear by replacing it with God’s truth’s. I use God’s word to saturate my thoughts and allow it to replace the negative chatter in my mind. God loves each and everyone of us and made us in his very own creation. He knows every feature and characteristic we have, he even how knows many hairs on our head.
I erase fear by remembering God is bigger than anything I face and by sometimes literally telling the Enemy to GET OUT!
Angela Tucker says
I erase fear when I repeat the truths of God’s word, when I focus on him in worship and when I study his word to learn more about who he is.
Jamie French says
Surround yourself with positive women of faith that strengthen and help keep fear where it belongs
Leigh Ann Cate says
When Jesus was in the wilderness, the first weapon satan tried to use was doubt…. “And the tempter came and said to Him, if You are God’s Son”. Matthew 4:3. Each time Jesus was tempted, His response was, “It is Written”, “It is Written”, “It is Written”. When I hear Satan’s lies, I replace it with Truth!! I choose to crush fear by standing on His Written Word!!
Kristi Boring says
I try to remember that God > fear. I have an issue with anxiety. If I just stop and pray, I usually instantly feel better. Reading His word, His promises reminds me that I have nothing to fear. I’m also trying to work on the negative things I think and say about myself, because I know that’s not how He sees me.