The Danger of Fear

In an uncertain world where nothing is guaranteed, many people live in fear from day to day. Fear of not being able to pay the bills, fear of failing exams, fear of not graduating, fear of not marrying the spouse they want to spend the rest of their life with, fear of not fulfilling God’s purpose for their lives and even the fear of death.

A rich young ruler forsook a position in the Ministry of Jesus and treasures in God’s kingdom because of fear. He feared losing all his wealth (Mark 10:17-27). Many people have great dreams and projects in them but the fear of failure is stopping those dreams from being birthed. Some people even fail before they embark on a project because of fear. Their negative thinking brings negative results.

It’s time for you to step out in faith and believe God to direct your path (Proverbs 3). Fearful people do not achieve much in life. The greatest people ever to have lived are those who rode the stormy times and took bold decisions without following what everyone else dictated to them.

In fact the greatest people in the scriptures (and those outside) such as King David, Jesus (and then Martin Luther King Jr., Pres. Obama) all made decisions that were not in accord with society. They did not let the fear of failure hold them back.

Fear cripples. Fear brings defeat. Fear brings failure. Do not let fear seize you because you will suffer a GREAT loss just like the rich young ruler. But rather stir up the gifts that God has planted in you. And you know what is comforting? –

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2nd Timothy 1:7



What else makes fear so dangerous? Would love to hear your opinions.

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