Phobias: Why We Have Them?

2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

The thing that you fear the most can and will happen. It’s due to you paying more attention to it instead of doing something about it.


The reason why so many people carry great amounts of fear is because fear like most traits are learned. People are taught to fear without explanation. People are told to fear because someone else fear a particular situation, thing, etc so you should fear the same things. We fear without being properly informed on what it is that we are afraid of. People develop phobias because they don’t know that most things and situations that they face. They have complete control over. Remember most things that we fear is due to lack of information.

When you are taught to fear you are being taught that your greatest or lease thing that you fear is an equal to you. You have to pay alot of attention to it. No, all that you are doing is giving power over to something that is powerless and should have no attention paid to it. The fears that we are taught in this society have complete dominion over people. People’s success and failures are wrapped up in fear.

For example have you ever had a friend or a family member who you were walking down the street with and you walked on the outside of the street pole instead of the inside of the street pole. If you have and know someone like this you probably have heard them say hey what are you doing. That’s bad luck go back and walk the correct way around the pole. Now if you refuse to do so they will do it for you because they believe that it will not only bring bad luck to you but to them as well because they were with you at the time you “split the pole.” This is superstitious people live their life by it and believe this whole heartedly. It’s really silly to base your present and future off of doing things in a particular order everyday to will great fortune for you and those around you. It’s silly because life does not work that way. The time energy and effort that you put into something then you will get that back. Yes you need order and structure. You need a steady regiment but when you do the hokie pokie and turn yourself around that not what it’s all about.

3 thoughts on “Phobias: Why We Have Them?

  1. I actually used to listen to song based on that very verse when I was a child. I loved it. As a child I got scared easily. Any little thing scared me. My parents were always great at comforting me. They never seemed afraid of anything to me. It’s not until I got older that I realized that it’s not that parents aren’t afraid of anything. They are simply at peace because they take their worries to the Lord and trust that he will take care of everything.

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