This morning I read an article about fear. The writer tells the story of a nineteen year old man whose mother died and his father remarried.
Everything went well for him until she started maltreating and abusing this young man. One day, she slapped him because he asked for money to process his admission. At that point, he knew he couldn’t stay any longer in that house. He made up his mind to leave to a better place. His father tried to stop him. He rained a lot of curses on him and one curse that stuck to his brain was “As long as I am your father and I contributed to your birth, you will never succeed in life until you come back home”
Those words rang in his head. This young man went to his uncle’s in another town. The uncle helped him in his Buisness and was able to get money for his admission. He got into school but those words haunted and rang in his head. He began to drift from his studies and no matter how hard he tried, he always failed. Then he was expelled from school because of his bad result. He knew his father’s curse was working against him. He knew he had to go back home to beg his father.
One day, he narrated to his uncle his ordeal and the circumstance surrounding his departure from home. As he was expecting his uncle to shake his head in pity, the man just looked at him and laughed. Then he told him “That man is not your father. You mother was pregnant before she met him. I thought my sister would have told you before she died. I can’t believe you have allowed fear take hold of your life”
The young man then knew he was the cause of his own problems. He had allowed fear occupy his mind. He cleared his mind of the guilt and fear, re-aplied to that same school, and came out with a better result.
That young man failed because he surrounded his aura with bad thoughts. This is something peculiar with most of us. We spend our time praying and commanding God to send fire to all the demons who are stopping and fighting our destinies. While you chose to focus on praying against demons, Rethink and redirect your prayers for Strength to overcome the spirit of Fear and doubt.
The devil is not as strong as he makes us to believe. He can’t do anything if you don’t allow him to. One thing he does is to feed on our weakness and use “us” to harm us. The greatest enemy in our lives is ourselves. That huge project you want to do, That dream you have, Those people you want to meet…. You do not do any of it because you think you are not good or talented enough. God wants you to be happy he can not Force it on you. Whatever happens in your lives, is based on the decisions and choices you make.
When things do not work well for you, it is not God’s fault. It’s not that old woman in your village or any demon. The choice is yours. Refill and Refresh your mind every minute with positive thoughts. Even though it looks bad, just keep doing it.