Lesson 5

FACING YOUR FEARS
Life is all about taking risks. How do you take risks in
faith rather than caving into fear?

  • The Principle of __________________: Get the Facts.
    “Every prudent man dealeth (acts of of) with knowledge..” Proverbs
    13:16
    Wise people think before they act. They do all they can to fully
    understand the risk they are about to take
    “Buy the truth and sell it not…” Proverbs 23:23
    The facts may be scary, but there is nothing more frightening than
    ignorance.
    *The Principle of _____________: Count the Cost.
    “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first,
    and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest
    haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all
    that behold it begin to mock him, saying, this man began to build,
    and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against
    another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be
    able with ten thousand to meet him with twenty thousand?” Luke
    14:28-31
    Know what you have. Know what you need. Know what you are trusting
    God for. Every decision has a price tag.
  • The Principle of ______________: Plan Your Steps.
    You have to think about what you are doing and where you are going.
    God gave you a brain because he meant for you to use it.
    “………but the prudent man looketh well to his going”
    Proverbs 14:15
    “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps”
    Proverbs 16:9
    Prayer and preparation go together. As you pray, plan. And as you plan,
    pray, asking God to direct you. The prepared life is an effective life.
    *The Principle of ________________: Announce Your Goal.
    “For that ye ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or
    that” James 4:15
    Goals are statements of faith. When you announce your goal it builds
    your faith and holds you accountable to other people.
    *The Principle of ______________: Let Go and Leap Out.
    “What time I am afraid, I will trust Thee” Psalms 56:3
    Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is moving ahead in spite of
    your fear
    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me” Philippines
    4:13
  • The Key to Daring Faith: __________________________

“And the Lord saith unto Moses, Wherefore driest (praying) thou
unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they may go (march)
forward:” Exodus 14:15
Can you imagine God saying such a thing? “Quit praying and get
moving!!” People often use prayer as an excuse to procrastinate. But
there comes a time when you must stop talking about it and thinking
about it and praying about it, and just do something about it.
DISCOVERY QUESTIONS
Ephesians 3:20— Read it
What are you asking? What are you imagining God can do in and
through your life?
Is there something you need to stop and talking and thinking and
praying about, and just start doing it? What is your personal Red
Sea?
It was mentioned: “You have to move against you fear…Like the
trapeze artist, it’s time to let go and leap out.” What fear do you need
to move against? What practical step can you take to move the right
direction

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