The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27
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We writers are a fearful lot.
We let so many things stand between us and the words we’re called to share.
- The opinions of others.
- Being ridiculed.
- Falling short.
And writers don’t have a monopoly on fear. We all struggle against this deadly enemy. No, I didn’t misspeak. Fear is deadly. It strangles all hope, killing our dreams with a dreaded whisper of what if.
But what if fear isn’t always a death sentence for our dreams. What if the right kind of fears could propel us into fulfilling our callings?
I’d like to propose that we’re afraid of the wrong things.
- Instead of fearing the opinions of others, we feared the opinion of God
- Instead of fearing ridicule, we feared NOT standing for something that matter.
- Instead of fearing falling short, we feared not making an effort.
- Instead of failing, we feared immobility.
- Instead of fearing success, we feared putting the emphasis on the wrong things.
Today I’m starting new, redirecting the fear I feel in the right direction. How about you? What fear do you need to redirect to once again get back in the middle of the path God has for you?