Our deepest Fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest
Fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness
that most frightens us."
Nelson Mandella from his inaugural speech
And one of the most insightful figures of all time sums up Fear in his normally humoristic manner:
"I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."
Perhaps the most famous quote of all about Fear, and the one that hits home hardest with me, is this:
"The only thing we have to Fear is Fear itself."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I will continue along the thoughts of what is a most profound truth about Fear:
"To live with Fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity."
"Do the thing you Fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer Fear."
"Fear is met and destroyed with courage."
James F. Bell
Fear is nothing but an Illusion. It is imagined, as a dream is. But at least we wake up from a dream. Most people fall into Fear and remain frozen in its giant grasp all their lives! They either live in a constant state of paralyzing Fear or they have lowered their expectations to a level that they never feel Fear because they have "learned" not to risk and grow. How sad!
How many opportunities have you allowed to slip by because you were frozen by Fear?
Do you know more about the things you Fear than the things you desire?
Is the Fear of failure your biggest Fear of all?
Not a single person has ever accomplished anything of significance without first feeling scared to death!
The moment you feel Fear - face it - and eject it - instantly!
Every time you feel the invisible foe injecting it's venom
into your thoughts - STOP!! And YOU re-take control of your thinking process. Outa here! Fear is false, and evil! What you imagine
will never come to pass. That's ALWAYS the reality so why even think those thoughts?
Make Fear your Motivator! The moment you begin to feel Fear, immediately turn it into the fuel you need to keep your fire raging! You feel Fear almost always when something is "worthy" of the invading of your comfort zone. Like risk for a much greater gain! Begin to recognize that the dark feeling of Fear is in almost all cases a prelude to a brighter future.
By Rick Beneteau
To the world, you may just be
somebody...but to somebody, you may be the world.
Bill Wilson, Metro Ministries