Fear gets a bad rap. Fear shouldn’t be a primary emotion or state of being; but it does have value. There is respectable fear of those in authority; or the awareness that comes from the fear of walking down a dark street at night. What about the fear that motivates?
In 2010 when I was unemployed, the fear of letting a depressing situation overtake me got me out of bed every morning and kept me from going back to bed when I was home alone. When my jeans get a little tight, the fear of “out-growing” them motivates me to eat a little healthier so as to not gain unwanted weight.
The Bible says that the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Godly wisdom birthed from fear leads to knowledge and life according to several passages. Something so unwanted as the emotion of fear can lead to a greater understanding of ourselves and our great and powerful God.
Fear has a dark side. Fear can be paralyzing. In those frozen moments it takes character, fortitude and faith to look beyond the fear to what happens when it is overcome.
Think about it.
All the best,
Excellent point! The most important issue in dealing with fear is understanding it’s origin. When I get fearful, I try and quickly assess the risk factors around me. It isn’t usually too hard to identify whether it is “healthy” or “unhealthy” fear.
Pingback: Motivated by Fear by K H Richardson at KK’s Candor | lcwriters
Reblogged this on lcwriters.
Fear can also be fun! Roller coasters, bungee jumping, skydiving. And conquering fear is a great feeling.