3 Ways to Get Fear Out of Your Life

Fear is a four-letter word that starts with “F!”

This simple little word, fear, is the root of so much pain in the world. You’ve most likely been affected by it through things like stress, procrastination or worry.

It is interesting to me that the Bible says things like “fear not” or “do not be afraid” over 365 times! That’s like God telling you not to be afraid every day of the year! So, getting rid of fear must be important!

Many of us even feel the sting of fear because we’re trying to be perfect all the time. But there are a few places in the Bible where we’re encouraged to be perfect—and it’s not what you expect!

Perfect peace

The first thing we are encouraged to be perfect in is peace. How can you do this? We’re given the instructions for this in Isaiah!

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

If we want to be in perfect peace, we have to keep our minds focused on the Lord and trust Him with our lives.

How can you be afraid when you’ve completely focused your heart, mind and soul on God? When you shift your gaze off of yourself and your fears and instead focus on God and His greatness, you enter into perfect peace!

Perfect love

Love is the perfect remedy to fear, because you can’t love and be afraid at the same time.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 NIV

How does fear punish? I think it has to do with how terrible we feel when we’re afraid. Fear can paralyze us from moving forward in our dreams, calling and life-purpose.

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and it would be easy to feel fearful. But when you understand God’s perfect love, fear is driven away so you can hope and plan for the future again.

I encourage you to love courageously in the face of all the violence, attacks, disagreements, etc. God’s love in you will create a ripple effect that will move throughout the world and heal what is broken.

Perfect surrender

A young rich man came to Jesus and asked Him what the greatest commandment was. Jesus answered that he should keep all of the commandments. The young man replied that he had kept the commandments all his life but wondered what he was missing.

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Matthew 19:21-22 NIV

Many people think that since Jesus told a young rich man to sell all his possessions, then all of us should do that too. But this isn’t what Jesus was saying. Instead, He was asking the man to surrender to God completely and perfectly, and to trust in Him as opposed to trusting in his wealth.

When you give your life over completely to God in the ways that He specifically asks of you, fear can no longer rule over your life.

So, is there something you know God is asking of you, but you haven’t completely surrendered to it yet? The cure for your fear may be on the other side of your obedience to God and your total, perfect surrender to Him!

I hope this week you will completely surrender to the Lord’s life-purpose for you and enter into His perfect love and peace!


Doug Addison


P.S. Your life-purpose is being activated this year, and I don’t want you to stand on the sidelines. If you’re ready to become an active participator in your life and destiny, join me January 18th for my new online workshop: Activate Your Life-Purpose: Strategies for Your New Season. It’s time to conquer your fears and do what you were meant to do in 2020!

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • Deborah
    • February 27, 2020

    Thank you Doug , your teaching in powers me every time I love your online courses and reading your books . I pray the lord continues to bless you in all areas of your life . Deborah from Australia

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • February 28, 2020

      Thanks so much for your prayers and blessings for Doug. We are so glad you have enjoyed his teachings and books. It blesses us to know that. Blessings on you Deborah!

    • Anne
    • January 22, 2020


    Yesterday, I was pondering upon the importance of meekness.

    We can only be meek through loving and entering the fullness of God’s perfect love.

    Many thanks.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 23, 2020

      Blessings Anne!

    • Martha
    • January 14, 2020

    Hey Doug,
    Thank you sooo very much for all
    Your prophecies and various God given and timely messages.
    I look forward to your daily prophetic word.
    God bless you richly as you bless us daily in Jesus mighty Name.
    With love

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 15, 2020

      Glad you enjoyed Martha!

    • Suzanne
    • January 13, 2020

    Hiya Inlight Team,
    Happy New Year:)
    Over the last 15 yrs I’ve heard 3 bells out loud in my sleep as I woke up, and I learnt by the 3rd one that ABBA was showing me a shift of season in my life.
    But a few days ago I heard my dads voice in my room as I woke up saying my Name ( she says it with a northern Yorkshire accent- started to pray for my dad and phoned them but they were fine. Then two nights ago I heard my Brother say my name Audibly and loudly just as I woke up.
    Do you have any idea what it means please?
    Thanks so much for all the insight you share
    Blessings Suzanne

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 14, 2020

      Hey Suzanne! So sorry but we do not offer feedback on things like that. Praying blessings over you!

    • Ofwono
    • January 11, 2020

    This is so powerful

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 14, 2020

      Glad you enjoyed!

    • Francisca
    • January 10, 2020

    Thank you Doug for all your messages ready helps

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 14, 2020

      Glad you enjoyed Francisca!

    • Glensie Gak'k
    • January 9, 2020

    Because the Bible says things like “fear not” or “do not be afraid” over 365 times for every single day of 2020, I am packing and shutting all my fears out of my life right this minute, in the Name of Jesus.

    Thank you for such download from heaven.

    God’s best

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 10, 2020

      Amen! So good!

    • Kerry-Lee Angel
    • January 9, 2020

    Oh thank you Doug,
    Thank you for all your messages and emails to me. You have been such a great example of faithfulness and diligence. I praise God for ones like you for us at this time.
    I’m so grateful, thank you.
    May God bless you abundantly. Hallelujah!
    Kind regards
    Kerry Lee

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 10, 2020

      Glad you enjoyed it Kerry! Blessings!

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