I once read an article about fear. It said "All of us are born with the fear of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, of public speaking, and of the words "Some Assembly Required." I would like to add my two cents and share A FEAR that is a HUGE THING leaders in church world deal with. It’s called the fear of THE UNKNOWN.
Now let’s be honest FEAR IS A VERY POWERFUL EMOTION! Plus it does not always have to be a negative one. For instance, as leaders we can FEAR missing OUR GOD GIVEN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT OUR WORLD FOR CHRIST, and TO LEAD OTHERS TO HIM. This is a good fear, because it can be used to MOTIVATE US to EMBRACE all that God brings our way.
However FEAR CAN BE HARMFUL, paralyzing, and eliminating. It can eliminate you and keep you from the things that you should and are called to do. Your fear comes because we may feel UNWORTHY and UNPREPARED, and it’s this FEAR that becomes DESTRUCTIVE and DEBILITATING.
The enemy tries to plant this FEAR IN OUR HEARTS to keep POTENTIAL KINGDOM IMPACT PLAYERS from ever becoming all that God intends for them to become. So I have a few words for every leader out there, actually there Paul’s words…
PS. This blog has not been COURTLAND approved or corrected, lol, haha!