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“Nothing Intimidates Me!”
By refusing intimidation, we stop ourselves from being led purely by our emotions, and we block the enemy from knowing what we’re going through inside – therefore giving him no fuel to work with. When we refuse to yield to intimidation, we will be able to receive the restoring of our soul that God promised, which we would never reach if we let intimidation control us. We can then look those past experiences eye to eye without there being any tendency to draw back in fear.
And the healing of our heart will spring forth speedily.
(Isa. 58.8-9)
Sometimes, there can be some really embarrassing things that occur in life – if not with ourselves, perhaps within our family or with ones who are close to us. During such times, it is equally important to not even allow those things to intimidate you. Yes, you should make things right as much as depends on you, and help in whatever way you can – but never leave room for any intimidation.

I have learned from the Lord what I call “separating ourselves out from a situation”. In other words, no matter what anyone is doing that to us might be embarrassing, or even if we find ourselves making a mistake – we can purposely envision (in our mind) separating ourself out from the situation and placing our self alongside Jesus, Who is viewing everything from an entirely different perspective. Then we can ask Him what He would have us to do. Our desire should be to bring every thought into obedience to the anointing, instead of yielding to our own thinking.

By practicing these principles in my own life, I have been able to yield to Jesus’ direction in what could have many times continued to be uncomfortable circumstances and allowed Him to step in and change me.

I learned through this that our identity is not based merely on our performance, our associations, or our circumstances – but our identity is in Jesus and His Lordship in our life.

When we hold to our identity in Jesus through every situation, we will be able to maintain love and honour in the Lord for our leaders and other relationships – love and honour that otherwise could be lost. Most of all intimidation will be eradicated.

Genesis Chapters 37, 39-45 is the life story of Joseph (the Dreamer). In view of his life and accompanying circumstances, it is obvious that he probably encountered some intimidation in some form – along the way. Thrown in a pit….sold into slavery by his own brothers….falsely accused of wrongdoing when he was trying to do right….thrown in jail….showing kindness to others only to be forgotten in his time of need…. After all this – two full years later, he was finally remembered by a former acquaintance and called before the king to interpret his unnerving dream – but even then,  Joseph was the last one called in to do the job – the only reason he was sent for was because no body else could do it. If anybody ever had a reason to be intimidated by even life itself – it was Joseph. But he refused it!

He refused to allow his circumstances to dictate his life and his destiny. Because he stood his ground, he became second in command in all the land of Egypt. It was thirteen years before Joseph saw even the first step toward the fulfillment of the dreams God had given him. And more than seven years after that, that he actually experienced his eleven brothers bowing down before him like God had shown him would happen.

More importantly, he not only came to experience all that the Lord had promised, but he was also left with only love and forgiveness in his heart toward his brothers, instead of bitterness and hate.

Because he refused to be intimidated by anything, he experienced the beauty of restoration and the realization of his God-given destiny. It can be the same for you and me.

The more we allow the Holy Spirit to build in us that confidence in God’s absolute Love and goodness to us in every area of our lives – we will be able to say in the face of any and every situation, “Nothing intimidates me!”  Because of the Spirit of the Living God dwelling inside of us, we never have to succumb to any intimidation the devil throws at us. Because of Jesus, we are more than conquerors.

Proverbs 28:13 says that the righteous are as bold as a lion. That doesn’t mean we have to be rash and go around tearing stuff up. The word “boldness” or “bold” refers to having an inner confidence (in God) and an absence of fear or tendency to withdraw or retreat.

Intimidation occurs when you feel that the person or circumstance you are dealing with is bigger, stronger, and more powerful  than you. Intimidation always evokes a sense of inferiority. But we know that God is greater, bigger than everything! And guess what, we are one with Him in Jesus!

That means that in Him, you are never inferior to anything – greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

There is a little chorus from an old song that says: “God is bigger than all our problems, bigger than all our fears, God is bigger than any mountain that you can or cannot see.” Glory! He is even bigger than the mountains that we can’t even see! Well, if God be for us, than whom or what can be against us? Nothing!

“The Lord is with you while you are with Him.” As long as you will stick with His Word, His Word and His power will stick with you in every situation.

Picture it: a life free from all uneasiness, and intimidation – never feeling that horrible sense of shrinking back or withdrawing from some looming situation or a nagging responsibility to meet.

It doesn’t lord over you; through Jesus you lord over it.

As you stay sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit, you will recognize the spirit of intimidation before it even has a chance to manifest in your situation. Then as you pull on your confidence in the goodness of God and His awesome Love toward you at all times, you will be able to stop the devil’s plans cold – and declare from your heart “Nothing intimidates me!”  Because the One living in me is greater than he who is in the world!

First Love Ministries International aka FERVOUR
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Author Biography

Sharah LaGail Wyatt
Web site: First Love Ministries International
Sharah LaGail Wyatt is Founder and President of First Love Ministries International aka FERVOUR (based in Fort Worth, Texas), with an extensive background in the fine and performing arts and in ministry. She is a member of the International Convention of Faith Ministries (ICFM). As an anointed teacher, writer/author, graphic artist, musician and composer, she desires to lead people of all ages into the presence of God and into developing a lifestyle of faith, worship and intimacy with Him.

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