I was thinking today…How would you live if you had no fear at all?
Would you quit your job and start your own business?
Would you go on a long term mission trip?
Would you finally make that commitment that you have been avoiding?
Would you finally start that ministry that you know God has called you to do?
When we think of courage, we usually associate it with the heroic courage required when you risk your life to save someone from a burning building. There is another type of courage that we need to develop on a day-to-day basis. The courage I am talking about is the ability to face down the imaginary fears and reclaim the far more enjoyable life that you’ve denied yourself. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Fear of going broke. Fear of being alone. Fear of humiliation. Fear of public speaking. Fear of being ostracized by family and friends. Fear of physical discomfort. Fear of regret. Fear of success.
As Christians, we have a head start in overcoming those fears. As Paul said, I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.(Philippians 4:13) Jesus conquered fear and death, once and for all by His death and resurrection.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne