Fear is nothing to be afraid of!
The person who says he fears nothing, is a liar hiding behind bravo.
We all have fears, even people with the deepest faith in God.
Fear is doubting you have the strength to overcome!
The best way to overcome your fears is to acknowledge them. Most people are ashamed of their fears and doubts.
I have several friends who are embarrassed that they are afraid of lightning. When a storm comes, they hide inside a safe shelter. This is not a bad decision on their part. Most likely they will never be struck dead. Their fear serves them well.
On the other hand, I am not afraid of lightning, I love to watch it flash and strike the ground all around me. I will move out of safe shelter for the thrill of having a better view of lightning. If I am struck dead by lightning, know that is was my false bravado, not the lightning that killed me.
Living with fear is part and parcel of living in faith.
A good bit of fear goes a long way in building your life.
Consider these proverbs:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. (3)
If your fear of the Lord is wrestling your faith-in-yourself to the ground, that’s a good thing.
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The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001), Proverbs 1:7, 9:10, and 15:33.