Don’t Let Fear Diminish the Amazing Life that God has for You to Live

VictoryAlready this year, fear has tried to hinder me from living the amazing life that God has for me. In January, I learned how to use new technology to produce live videos, and I learned how to illustrate a children’s book. Acquiring the new skills that I needed brought a measure of misery–a weighty feeling. I was overwhelmed. If I had listened to my feelings, then fear would’ve diminished the amazing life that God has for me to live.

Intimidation often accompanies new and unknown territory. The weighty misery that I felt when I thought about what I needed to learn is common to mankind. It’s a fear that can hinder you (and me), unless we rule over it.

Many great opportunities are lost to those who submit to unreasonable fear. There are very effective principles that I use to overcome what would otherwise keep me from living the life that God has for me. I share these principles with you in today’s teaching video, Don’t Let Fear Hinder Your Purpose.

In this video class, I’ll tell you how I overcame fear to walk through the doors that the Lord has opened. I’ll share with you principles that have helped me trust the Lord more consistently. By the way, these are the principles that I used to overcome that awful feeling that often accompanies learning a new skill.

God has a truly amazing life for each of you to live. Sometimes circumstances keep us from things that are so good, and sometimes fear hinders us from living life more fully.   You might be surprised to discover how practical the Lord’s antidote is for the fears that hinder.

I invite you to get some paper, if you can, a pencil, and jot down some notes as you listen to today’s teaching.

God bless you,

Pamela Koefoed

A Letter to Those Who are Alone on Valentine’s Day

imac 27 wallpaper-190Dear Friend,

If you’re alone on Valentine’s Day then this letter is for you.

I’m here to give you something more than a pep talk, because I don’t think an inspirational message will fill the empty seat beside you. I don’t have quotes from studies to prove to you that you aren’t the only person on the planet without a wedding ring. And I’m not writing to “encourage” you with a reminder that there are countless numbers of single people in the world. After all, if you’ve been single for very long, it can seem like all of the decent single people have vanished.

I will not suggest that you think about those less fortunate than yourself…You are not getting guilted into accepting your singleness. At least, not by me.

I’ve thought of you all week and this is what I want you to know. Okay, so, it’s technically impossible to know each of you by name. But in the more general sense, you have been on mind. I’ve been concerned about how you’re doing today.

Today is Valentine’s Day, the day of love, and for some of you its been a tough one. I’m not going to remind you to shift your thinking from what’s missing in your life to what you do have. Changing your thoughts, by the way, to something more positive can help, but I have another suggestion, a better suggestion…and it might be something you’ve never considered.

It’s the practice of being more aware of the Lord in your life, because He can do what kind and encouraging words are incapable of doing. He’s your Savior and Lord, and He can also be your friend.

And, so….

  • If a room in your home feels empty, invite the Lord to to fill it with His Presence.
  • When need is greater than supply, invite the Lord to provide for you as a devoted spouse provides for the dearly loved.
  • On those days when you long for companionship, invite the Lord to be beside you.
  • When it’s difficult to make a decision alone, invite the Lord to be your wisdom.
  • On this Valentine’s Day, invite the Lord to make His love known to you.

And remember, you are greatly loved: John 3:16 & 1 John 3:1

Happy Valentine’s Day,

Pamela Koefoed

 

Wie man sein Leben ändert, indem man Gottes Wahrheit in deinem Herzen erhält – Aktivität (Change Your Life with God’s Truth–Activity)

wallpaper-new22I’ve found the following activity helpful in my life. I think about and I speak aloud what the Bible says about God. And I think about and I speak aloud what the Bible says I can do through faith in Jesus.

This method helps turn weak faith into strong faith. Having strong faith is what God wants you to have…it can change your life.

Ich habe die folgende Aktivität in meinem Leben hilfreich gefunden. Ich denke darüber nach und ich spreche laut, was die Bibel über Gott sagt. Und ich denke darüber nach und ich spreche laut, was die Bibel sagt, die ich durch den Glauben an Jesus tun kann. Diese Methode hilft schwachen Glauben in starken Glauben zu verwandeln. Einen starken Glauben zu haben, ist das, was Gott will, dass du es hast … es kann dein Leben verändern.

Daily Pledge – Tägliches Versprechen

Focusing on negative circumstances doesn’t help. Worrying about the past or the future is harmful for your God – created purpose and for your health. Renew your mind to have a more hopeful and optimistic perspective on life.

 

Die Fokussierung auf die negativen Umstände hilft nicht. Sich über die Vergangenheit oder die Zukunft zu sorgen i st schädlich für deinen von Gott geschaffenen Sinn und für deine Gesundheit. Erneuere deinen Verstand, um eine hoffnungsvollere und optimistische Per s pektive auf dein Leben zu haben.

 

If there’s something weighing on your heart today, tell the Lord what it is and ask for His help in the situation. Thank Him for the answer before you receive it.

Wenn heute etwas auf deinem Herz lastet, sage dem Herrn was es ist und bitte um seine Hilfe in dieser Situation. Danke Ihm für die Antwort bevor du sie empfängst.

→Read the following eight bulleted items one or more times a day.

→Lese die folgenden acht aufgezählten Punkte ein oder mehrmals am Tag.

  • Today I won’t allow worry to fill my thoughts. I cast all my care on the Lord, for He cares for me, 1 Peter 5:7.

Heute werde ich Sorge nicht erlauben, mein Denken zu füllen. Ich werfe alle meine Sorgen auf den Herrn, weil er für mich sorgt .(1. Petrus 5,7)

  • Today I will expect good things to happen. After all, God is causing all things to work together for my good, because I love Him, Romans 8:28 – 29.

Heute werde ich erwarten, dass gute Dinge geschehen werden. Schließlich wird Gott es veranlassen, dass mir alle Dinge zu meinem Besten dienen werden, weil ich Ihn liebe.

(Römer 8, 28)

  •  Today I won’t expect failure. I will look to the Lord for success by committing my plans to Him, Philippians 4:13.

Heute werde ich kein Versagen erwarten. Ich werde auf den Herrn schauen für Gelingen und Ihm meine Pläne übergeben. (Philipper 4,13).

  •  Today I won’t allow a self critical thought to take up space in my mind. After all, I’m told in 1 John 3:1 to think about how great God’s l ove is for me.

Heute werde ich keinem selbstkritischen Gedanken erlauben, Platz in meinem Denken einzunehmen . Schließlich ist mir in 1. Johannes 3,1 gesagt, darüber nachzudenken, wie groß Gottes Liebe für mich ist. 1. Joh. 3,1: Seht, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erwiesen, dass wir Gottes Kinder heißen sollen.

  • Today I won’t worry about getting sick. I take for myself the New Covenant blessing of redemption from sin and disease through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Heute werde ich mich nicht darum sorgen, krank zu werden. Ich nehme für mich den Segen der Erlösung von Sünde und Krankheit durch das Blut von Jesus Christus in Anspruch.

  • Today I won’t scrutinize how my voice sounds. I won’t negatively assess my physical features. I won’t worry what oth ers think about me. I’m the dearly beloved of the Father and He created me in His likeness and image. I’m a blessing to others, 1 John 4:7; Genesis 1:27- 28

Heute werde ich nicht überprüfen , wie meine Stimme klingt. Ich werde nicht in negativer Weise meine körperlichen Eigenschaften beurteilen. Ich werde mich nicht darüber sorgen was andere über mich denken. Ich bin die teuer Geliebte des Vaters und er hat mich geschaffen in seine Ähnlichkeit und in sein Bild. Ich bin ein Segen für andere. (1. Johannes 4,7; 1. Mose 1, 27 ). 1. Joh. 4,7 : Ihr Lieben, lasst uns einander lieb haben; denn die Liebe ist von Gott, und wer liebt, der ist aus Gott geboren und kennt Gott.

  • Today I expect favor on my life. I am chosen. I’m not rejected, Isaiah 41:9

Heute erwarte ich Gunst auf meinem Leben. Ich bin erwählt. Ich bin nicht abgelehnt. Jesaja 41,9 : […] ich erwähle dich und verwerfe dich nicht .

  • Today I will show love and receive love, 1 John 4:7 – 10

Heute werde ich Anderen gegenüber Liebe zeigen und Liebe empfange n .

1. Joh. 4, 7 – 10 : Ihr Lieben, lasst uns einander lieb haben; denn die Liebe ist von Gott, und wer liebt, der ist aus Gott geboren und kennt Gott.

→  Speak aloud the following ten statements one or more times a day for 30 days. Decree a thing and it shall be established, Job 22:28.

→  Spreche die folgenden zehn Statements 30 Tage lang ein oder mehrmals am Tag laut aus. Verordne eine Sache und sie wird errichtet. Hiob 22,28 : Was du dir v ornimmst, lässt er dir gelingen und das Licht wird auf deinen Wegen scheinen.

  • I can accomplish things that seem hard for me through Christ Jesus, Romans 8:17

Ich kann durch Jesus Christus Dinge vollb ringen, die mir hart erscheinen. Römer 8,17 : Sind wir aber Kinder, so sind wir auch E rben, nämlich Gottes Erben und Miterben Christi, da wir ja mit ihm leiden, damit wir auch mit ihm zur Herrlichkeit erhoben werden.

  • I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, Ephesians 3:16

Ich bin stark im Herrn und in der Kraft Seiner Macht .

Epheser 3,16 : dass er euch Kraft gebe nach dem Reichtum seiner Herrlichkeit, gestärkt zu werden durch seinen Geist an dem inwendigen Menschen.

  • I am loved by God. He is my Father. I am a child of God, John 3:16, 1 John 3:1
 Ich bin geliebt von Gott. Er ist mein Vater. Ich bin Gottes Kind .

Joh . 3,16 : Denn also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, dass er seinen eingeborenen Sohn gab, auf dass alle, die an ihn glauben, nicht verloren werden, sondern das ewige Leben haben.

1. Joh. 3,1 : Seht, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erwiesen, dass wir Gottes Kinder heißen sollen – und wir sind es auch!

  • I am favored by God, Galatians 4:7

Ich bin von Gott begünstigt . Galater 4,7 : So bist du nun nicht mehr Knecht, sondern Kind; wenn aber Kind, dann auch Erbe durch Gott.

  • I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus, 2 Corinthians 5:21

Ich bin die Gerechtigkeit Gottes durch Jesus Christus . 2. Kor. 5,21 : Denn er hat den, der von keiner Sünde wusste, für uns zur Sünde gemacht, auf dass wir in ihm die Gerechtigkeit wür den, die vor Gott gilt.

  •  I am victorious through Christ Jesus, 2 Corinthians 2:14

Ich bin sieg reich durch Jesus Christus. 2. Kor. 2,14 : Gott aber sei gedankt, der uns allezeit im Triumph mitführt in Christus und offenbart den Geruch seiner Erkenntnis dur ch uns an allen Orten.

  • I do not worry. I am not anxious. God’s meeting my every need and His peace is in my heart and mind, Matthew 6:25 – 31; Philippians 4:6

Ich sorge mich nicht. Ich bin nicht ängstlich. Gott begegnet jedem Bedürfnis von mir und Sein Friede ist in mei nem Herzen und in meinem Denken. Matthäus 6,25 – 31 : Darum sage ich euch: Sorgt euch nicht um euer Leben, was ihr essen und trinken werdet; auch nicht um euren Leib, was ihr anziehen werdet. Ist nicht das Leben mehr als die Nahrung und der Leib mehr als die Kleidung?   Philipper 4,6 : Sorgt euch um nichts, sondern in allen Dingen lasst eure Bitten in Gebet und Flehen mit Danksagung vor Gott kundwerden.

  • I walk in love because I am loved, Ephesians 5:1 – 2; 1 John 4:7 – 10

Ich wandle in Liebe, weil ich geliebt bin. Eph. 5,1 – 2 : So ahmt nun Gott nach als geliebte Kinder und wandelt in der Liebe, wie auch Christus uns geliebt hat und hat sich selbst für uns gegeben als Gabe und Opfer, Gott zu einem lieblichen Geruch.

Joh. 4, 7 – 10: Jesus antwortete und sprach zu ihr: Wenn du erkenntest die Gabe Gottes und wer der ist, der zu dir sagt: Gib mir zu trinken!, du bätest ihn, und er gäbe dir lebendiges Wasser.

  • I am a blessing to others, Galatians 5:13

Ich bin ein Segen für Andere. Galater 5,13 : Ihr aber, Brüder und Schwestern, seid zur Freiheit berufen. Allein seht zu, dass ihr durch die Freiheit nicht dem Fleisch Raum gebt, sondern durch die Liebe diene einer dem andern.

  • I am safe because God protects me, Psalm 121:7; 2 Timothy 4:18

Ich bin sicher, weil Gott mich beschützt . Psalm 121,7, 2 : Der HERR behüte dich vor allem Übel, er behüte deine Seele. Timotheus 4,18 : Der Herr aber wird mich erlösen von allem Übel und mich retten in sein himmlisches Reich.

 

Simone, danke, dass du das ins Deutsche übersetzt hast. Gott segne dich.

W ritten von Pamela Koefoed - einfach üben

Simone,thank you or translating this. God bless you.

You can Live Fearless…Two Tools that Really Work

You don’t have to live with fear. On this video, Living Fearless, I share two practical tools that really work to free yourself of fear’s subtle and more obvious influences. I’ve put these tools to use and have had such great results that I’m sharing them with whoever is listening…hopefully, that’s you.

I had fun sharing on Facebook’s livestream. I’m still learning to use my equipment, so forgive the 30 second blooper at the beginning. I’ve received good feedback from folks who have put the tips that I share on this video to use.

They had the same good results that I had. The stress or anxiety that they felt went down from something like a 5 to a zero within minutes. These tips that I share really work and that’s why I’m so excited to share this video with you, blooper and all. I hope you enjoy it.

 

How to Change Your Life

If I could tell you how to change your life and you actually put into practice my instructions and they actually worked, you would probably think that I’m a genius. But I can’t take any credit for the life changing instructions in this article because they’re found in the New Testament.

God is the supreme genius and I’m merely the sharer of His principles. It’s my hope that you will put them to good use and it’s my prayer that your life will be wonderfully transformed.

Transformation begins with our minds and our hearts. To live the amazing life that our Heavenly Father has for us, habits of thinking and patterns of belief must be brought under the headlamp of God’s Word.

To fulfill our God designed purpose, fear based thinking must be replaced with a way of thinking that encourages our own hearts and motivates our own minds. Too often, the inward self critic and the mind’s anti-risk mode uses fear to dissuade us away from the steps that lead us into what we’re here on this planet for.

To be more like Christ, our own ideas about who we are and what we’re capable of achieving must line up with who God says that we are and with what He says about the victory that He provided for us through His Son.

If it’s difficult for you to approach life optimistically or if you experience frequent fear or condemning thoughts, you’re not the only one. These things seems to be typical human responses to living in a less than perfect world.

In Romans 12:2, we’re told to be transformed by renewing our minds. This passage  refers to building into your mind the truths and principles found in New Testament teaching; doing so transforms you.

Do you know that when you change the way you think, you actually begin changing your life? This is because we walk out what we believe. We think and then we do. We think, we speak what’s in our hearts, and sometimes we find that what we speak comes into being.

For several reasons, it’s important for us to believe, think and speak in line with what God has revealed in New Testament teaching about who He is, what Jesus has accomplished, who we are, what He’s given us, what He provides, and what awaits us in the future. This isn’t always easy to do, but it’s much more achievable for the person who has renewed his or her mind with God’s Word.

Instructions for changing your life, one thought at a time.

I’ve included in this article a tool that I believe is a great tool for personal transformation, especially for anyone who needs a little help with any one or more of the following issues: overcoming fear, anxiety, worry, dread, or feeling unworthy of God’s love, or feeling ashamed, insignificant, or rejected.

The daily pledge list and decrees included in this article can have truly amazing results. To get the full benefits requires a little effort, but it isn’t difficult.

There are eight daily pledges and ten decrees. You might want to copy the pledge and decree list and post it in a place where you’re likely to see it during the day.

For best results, read the eight daily pledges and speak aloud the 10 decrees one or more times daily for 30 days. Doing so will produce amazing results. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself happier and more optimistic, accomplishing better results, walking more in tune with your purpose and in closer fellowship with the Lord.

Daily Pledge

Focusing on negative circumstances doesn’t help. Worrying about the past or the future is harmful for your God-created purpose and for your health. Renew your mind to have a more hopeful and optimistic perspective on life.

If there’s something weighing on your heart today, tell the Lord what it is and ask for His help in the situation. Thank Him for the answer before you receive it.

Read the following eight bulleted items one or more times a day.

  • Today I won’t allow worry to fill my thoughts. I cast all my care on the Lord, for He cares for me, 1 Peter 5:7.
  • Today I will expect good things to happen. After all, God is causing all things to work together for my good, because I love Him, Romans 8:28-29.
  • Today I won’t expect failure. I will look to the Lord for success by committing my plans to Him, Philippians 4:13.
  • Today I won’t allow a self critical thought to take up space in my mind. After all, I’m  told in 1 John 3:1 to think about how great God’s love is for me.
  • Today I won’t worry about getting sick. I take for myself the New Covenant blessing of redemption from sin and disease through the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • Today I won’t scrutinize how my voice sounds. I won’t negatively assess my physical features. I won’t worry what others think about me. I’m the dearly beloved of the Father and He created me in His likeness and image. I’m a blessing to others, 1 John 4:7; Genesis 1:27-28
  • Today I expect favor on my life. I am chosen. I’m not rejected, Isaiah 41:9
  • Today I will show love and receive love, 1 John 4:7-10

Speak aloud the following ten statements one or more times a day for 30 days. Decree a thing and it shall be established, Job 22:28.

  • I can accomplish things that seem hard for me through Christ Jesus, Romans 8:17
  • I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, Ephesians 3:16
  • I am loved by God. He is my Father. I am a child of God. John 3:16, 1 John 3:1
  • I am favored by God, Galatians 4:7
  • I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus, 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • I am victorious through Christ Jesus, 2 Corinthians 2:14
  • I do not worry. I am not anxious. God’s meeting my every need and His peace is in my heart and mind, Matthew 6:25-31; Philippians 4:6
  • I walk in love because I am loved, Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 John 4:7-10
  • I am a blessing to others, Galatians 5:13
  • I am safe because God protects me, Psalm 121:7; 2 Timothy 4:18

 

 

 

 

 

Live Fearless, a Livestream Event with Me, Pamela Koefoed

imac 27 wallpaper-271Living fearlessly is one of my life messages. I came by it in a deeply personal and authentic way.

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,  http://www.facebook.com/pamela.koefoed.author

You are dearly loved,

Pamela