Much of my life I have lived in fear. "Fear of rejection" had a firm grip on me for far too long. Now that I seem to have slain that dragon it seems I am stumbling on the "fear of the unknown." The "what-ifs" trip me up throughout the day and hold me captive.
Micca Campbell writes, Right thinking leads to right living. As we practice taking each stray thought captive, our thoughts begin to reflect the mind of Christ, and so do our actions...Fearless living is achieved when we take captive every thought that doesn't line up with God's truths. Either our thoughts can take us captive, or we can take them captive. The difference lies in where we place our focus.
For me to have that abundant life, a life free from fear I must surrender my fears and keep my eyes on my Saviour replacing my thoughts with His thoughts. Philippians 4:8 says
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable----if anything is excellent or praiseworthy---think about such things.