Good morning, good day, and all that other good jazz. If you visited me two days ago you will have read a very transparent post in where I shared what’s been going on in my life over the past three years. The way it ended however bothered me. I felt like I wasn’t doing a much as I could (from a Christian standpoint) to offer specific tools to overcome and fight fear. Well below is one of the tools that I have personally used recently in combination with my normal bible/prayer time.
What is it Joc?
It’s a list of declarations to help you focus and center your attention on God whenever problems begin to overwhelm you or fear tries to seep into your day. Around the summer of 2016, I came across a testimonial video of this guy named Tony Kell who experienced anxiety to the point he didn’t leave his house out of fear something bad would happen to him. In the video, he discussed that as an alternative to anxiety medication, he decided to take some sound advice and try fighting anxiety in the spirit. I saved the video to one of my Youtube playlists and began listening to it whenever I would feel that “feeling” creeping up again.
To my delight, as I have been growing after my bad experience, so has he; even going so far as to make videos to document what has helped him and how he is living differently than he did when he allowed fear to rule his life. One of the things he recently did was offer to email any who wanted it a list of declarations that he uses daily.
Now of course I’d already consulted my mother (who is a minister) and my pastor, but it never hurts to have more ways to get your mind set on victory! I sent him a message and within a couple of hours, the list below was in my inbox. I printed 3 copies off and keep 1 in my purse, 1 in my desk at work, and 1 to have around the house. You don’t have to do the same thing, but I’m telling you, just like those sisters learned to read in The Color Purple, having God’s Word before you helps it to stick! Having ANYTHING before you helps it stick! As a matter of fact, a ton of personal stuff has been going on in my life and last night I had a moment. With the snow storm blasting through the state and being inside with my thoughts while looking after my grandmother, things started to (unconsciously) weigh on me and I felt myself slowly becoming overwhelmed. If you have EVER had a panic attack, it is NOT the bee’s knees. If you can stop it before it comes — GREAT! As a matter of fact, that is exactly what I did when I started feeling pressure building up in my chest and my senses tingling and my fingers becoming numb — it was then I remembered this list in my purse and whipped it out!
I began reading down the list (even though I didn’t immediately feel a difference) and it seemed as though the more I read (when I began) the stronger fear began to set it. So I kept reading it like I was looking right at the fear/devil that was trying to overwhelm me and got mad! Cape on the back SUPA mad. By the time I read the list the second time through I was calm.
No meds, just Word.
If you need counseling get it. If you HAVE to take meds, take them. BUT know that that alone won’t “cure” you of your anxiety and overload. You have to attack the root of the trouble and that’s done in the spiritual realm. Having spiritual weapons powering the natural weapons, the natural weapons are much more effective.
I DECLARE AND DECREE
IN THE NAME OF JESUS:
-I REFUSE TO WORRY
-I REFUSE TO FEAR
-I DO NOT FEAR AND WILL NOT FEAR
-I WILL WALK IN PEACE
-I HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART
– I HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST
-I WILL GET GOOD SLEEP
-I WILL WAKE UP REFRESHED
-I WILL WAKE UP RENEWED
-I WILL NOT GIVE UP
-I CAN DO THIS
-I WALK IN PEACE
-I WILL OVERCOME THIS
-I WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT
-I’M A VICTOR AND NOT A VICTIM
-I’M ABOVE AND NEVER BENEATH
-I’M THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL
-THE LORD WILL RESTORE ME
-I HAVE A SOUND MIND
-I HAVE A PEACEFUL MIND
-I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH
-I WAS NOT BORN WITH A SPIRIT OF FEAR BUT A SPIRIT OF LOVE, POWER, AND A SOUND MIND
-I HAVE DOMINION OVER MY THOUGHTS AND I THINK GOOD THINGS ABOUT MYSELF IN JESUS NAME
-I HAVE POWER AND AUTHORITY OVER THE DEVIL AND DEMONS AND THEY ARE SUBJECT TO ME
-I HAVE THE PEACE OF GOD OVERFLOWING IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE
-I AM NOT AFRAID OR ANXIOUS – I AM STRONG, I AM AT PEACE, I AM AN OVERCOMER
-THIS TOO SHALL PASS
-I AM FREE BECAUSE THOSE THE LORD SETS FREE ARE FREE INDEED, SO I AM FREE!
-NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER
-I’M BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED
-SOMETHING GOOD IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME
-MY BEST DAYS ARE OUT AHEAD OF ME
-I HAVE THE LOVE OF GOD IN MY HEART AND PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR
-THIS HAS TO GO IN JESUS NAME AND I WILL NEVER DEAL WITH IT AGAIN
-THE LORD WILL NEVER LEAVE ME NOR FORSAKE ME- HE IS WITH ME ALWAYS
-THE LORD WILL NOT ALLOW MORE THAN WHAT I CAN HANDLE – SO I CAN HANDLE THIS AND -I’M COMING OUT STRONGER THAN I WAS BEFORE GOING THROUGH THIS
-THE BATTLE IS HIS AND THE VICTORY IS MINE
-JESUS LIVES IN ME AND GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN ME THAN HE WHO IS IN THE WORLD