Oh man, I need to remember this quote. It's sort of a more articulate version of Nike's "Just do it" slogan. There are so many things I do or don't do out of fear. Little things, even, like not painting my walls a bright color or not speaking up in a meeting. Fear is a dangerous thing, a powerful thing, but it's also something we can learn to control. And I think the very best way to overcome fear is through understanding our place in Christ. We are infinitely precious to Him, and if He is with us and for us, why would we do things out of fear?! Fear is just a lie telling us He is not powerful enough to handle our situations And if we are striving to be like Him, we have to learn to put aside our own fears in order to serve others first. Easier said than done, I know. But I think the point is that fear, itself, is not wrong. Letting fear control you is the real danger. That is the only thing we should really fear. Be afraid. Be as afraid as you want! But friends, don't let fear hold you back.
And with that random thought, have a fearfully happy weekend!!