Fear – it can be our worse enemy. Fear, especially the unfounded fear of almost everything, has a way of breeding more fear and keeping our good from us.
When I say fear I am not talking about the fear of a present danger – say someone holding a gun to your head. That is known as spontaneous fear – the kind which is difficult to control and which passes when the danger is over.
No, the fear I am talking about is the kind of fear that is fabricated in the sense that is something we should have control over and yet we don’t. Examples are fears that something bad is going happen such as fear of getting old, fear of failure, fear of being alone, fear of being sick, etc. even when there is no indication that which we fear will happen.
I had a friend recently who was driving to visit another friend she had not seen in a long time. The joy of seeing her friend was lost because she had so much fear that her car would not be able to make it. You might be thinking, ‘I’d be afraid to if I had an old car” but her car was only a year old, in great shape and there was no reason it would not make it.
No matter what we fear, the answer is the same – God. When we live with the attitude that “God has got my back” our fears disappear and we find the courage to explore new avenues of opportunity and growth.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.”