What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)


People do not launch out because they fear failure. The Bible says: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). The fear of failure is fueled by what a person has been thinking about or meditating on. Initially, fear enters as a thought, but it quickly grows into a way of thinking. 

The way our minds are wired, we tend to go in the direction of our most dominant thoughts. Corrupt thoughts like fear, doubt, and unbelief are designed to create mental strongholds. Fear is designed to paralyze you. You’ll find yourself slowing down because the vision you had is being sapped and slowly diminished because fear has come in to suffocate you. 

Fear will cut off the heavenly vision given to you by God and cause you to be blind to it. When you are blinded by fear, your vision fades. Satan doesn’t come to blind your eyes; he comes to blind your mind. He knows that you don’t see with your eyes; you see with your mind. If you blindfold someone and then tell them to go to a table in the back of a room, notice how slowly they move. Why? Because when they are blind they are not able to get their bearing. Blindness stops your progress. If fear has tried to get a grip on your life and stop you from progressing forward, you have to refocus, retrench, and get the fear out. 

You have to confess “No fear here.” Wherever there is fear in your life, attack it! You have to replace it with faith. Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Attack every form of fear in any area of your life no matter what it is. 


Dear God, I will not allow the devil to put fear in me, and I rebuke any fear that has crept into my life. I confess, “no fear here.” I replace fear with faith. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, The Spirit of Leadership. To order this power-packed resource and discover how to be an effective and visionary leader, click here.

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