It’s scary out there—no doubt about it. We’d all like to remove fear and uncertainty from our lives, but that’s not always possible. Are we destined to live scared to death or can we discover a new way of dealing with anxiety and worry?
Fear is an emotion caused by belief in a looming potential loss. It’s based in the future. The source of our fears is usually something we’re going to lose or we’re afraid we won’t have in the future. Since we can never really know what’s the around the corner, is it even possible to live without fear?
As a society, we have more anxiety now than we ever have before. We carry it around like a software virus. It slows us down and quietly keeps us from operating at our full potential.
Your past is a problem when it creates fear for your future. It limits your potential and gets in the way of a deeper relationship with God.