Trauma and terror were part of my early childhood. By age eight, fear and I were well acquainted. During a two year period I was in danger. The fear that I felt at that time was totally legitimate.
Those early experiences wrote a script in my mind which told me that I was not safe. I was in my thirties when I realized that most people don’t plan escape routes, but that’s what I did many times over the years.
In my new home, when my husband and I were on vacation, and even while staying with friends for a weekend, I planned in my mind how to suddenly vacate the building.
In my forties, I realized that many of my decisions were influenced in some way by fear undertones. It was a startling discovery.
One afternoon, I walked in the field behind my home and I talked to the Lord about this. I remember telling Him about the fear that I wanted to conquer.
I decided to reach out to Him for help. “Lord,” I prayed. “Please make me fearless.”
The Lord’s answer to that little prayer didn’t come suddenly, but it came incrementally over the next months and years. It came with the study of Scripture as passages stood out to me and revelation flowed. It came with learning to trust God with each of my children, with my husband and with me. And it came through putting into practice the wisdom that He supplied.
Because I want to help you break free of fear, I taught a class on Facebook Live and posted it to my Facebook page. Some of the topics covered during the 50 minute teaching are: the story behind Living Fearless, how fear influences our decisions, how to quickly stop fear before it gets a foothold, and how to replace anxiety with peace.
Freedom in Jesus is available to all of us. The ones who find it are the ones who seek it. If you desire victory over an area of your life, I encourage you to come on over to my Facebook page and watch Living Fearless. It’s my earnest prayer and belief that you’ll be greatly blessed and greatly encouraged by the Living Fearless teaching.
Living Fearless was recorded via Facebook livestream and can be found on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pamela.koefoed.author
You are dearly loved,