Hi. I'm David!
I'm a husband, father of two, step-father of one, former pastor, follower of Jesus and citizen of the Kingdom of God.
I've spent over 25 years in corporate life. Those years were mostly spent in the insurance industry.
In ministry, God has anointed me for teaching and prophetically. I've seen prophetic words encourage, inspire and deliver.
For much of my life, I've battled fear. My battles have included some of the normal fears of rejection, and people pleasing. But, I also battled even stronger fears such as the fear of lack, the fear of not being enough, even fear of following God.
I battled a big time spirit of fear, when God called me to move to a new city. I was to make this move after living in one place for 27 years. When God called me to make the move, I suffered a double fear, which had me paralyzed for a while. I was fearful of moving to a place where I didn't know anyone or have a job lined up. Yet, I was also fearful of remaining and suffering lack, knowing I wouldn't be receiving God's full blessing.
I'll use this experience as an example on this site, in discussing the five roots of fear.
I didn't start to truly overcome fear, until I studied the Word of God and how the mind works. One day back in 2004, God impressed upon me strongly, Romans 12:2, "Do not conform anymore to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind". Often as citizens of the Kingdom of God, we focus on the spirit. But, regeneration happens in the spirit, but transformation comes through the mind.
Yes, I've gone through many different changes, fears and doubts in life. Some of those changes and fears were nothing more than an inconvenience. Others, had me paralyzed, so that I couldn't decide what direction to go in life or what the next step in my life was.
I'm sure you've had your share of challenges, changes, stresses, fears, anxieties and doubts yourself. Maybe those challenges and fears have been an inconvenience. Perhaps you have been paralyzed with doubts where you couldn't decide what direction to take. Or maybe you were paralyzed where you weren't sure if you could do what God called you to do.
You know what? That's okay. I've been there. Others have been there. Perhaps you are there now. But, God has called us from that fear to faith. Jesus asked a question that never left me from the first time I read it. His question is recorded in Luke 18:8. "When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"
He didn't say He'd ask if He would find the greatest denomination or the largest church. He didn't say He'd ask if He'd find the most powerful evangelist or the largest and most profitable business. He asked if He would find faith.
For me, that was a very humbling question. I asked within myself, would He find faith in my life or fear.
Fear isn't always an emotion that will cause you to cower in a corner, trembling. It may manifest itself by causing you to have doubts about your abilities or if you really heard from God. It may manifest itself in a desire to be a people pleaser. That's the danger of it. Manifestation comes in so many ways.
God has enabled me to successfully navigate changes in my life, that enabled me to move forward. These challenges included divorce, loss of a job, God moving me to a new city, after living in one location for 23 years.
He wants to enable you too. I'd like to help. I've been there and at times, still struggle. We all do. But, God wants to pull us through.
God has called us to impact the culture in the sphere of influence He as called us to. It doesn't matter if your sphere, is religion, the family, the arts, media, government, business, politics and science and technology.
To be an influencer and have impact, we'll face opposition along the way, attempting to hijack our path and inject us with paralyzing fear. But, God has called us from fear to faith. Faith that sees the sick healed, the lame walk, the blind to see and institutions made whole.
I want to inspire, encourage and help you through your fears and doubts. It doesn't matter if you're a housewife, father, minister, or business leader. Fear, can hinder and paralyze. Fear can cost dollars. One study done for a large company showed that fear based actions cost the company about $18 million.
By overcoming fear, you can move forward. You can build that business. You can be that great parent. You can be an influencer and have an impact. Imagine waking up in the morning with energy and your engine revved up to move forward to what God has for you.
I encourage you to use the information that will be included on this site. I encourage you to contact me. Let me know how I can help. Let me know exactly what fears, doubts, hindrances and challenges you are facing.
My desire is to be your partner in going from fear to faith.