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“Fear never wrote a symphony or poem, negotiated a peace treaty, or cured a disease. Fear never pulled a family out of poverty or a country out of bigotry. Fear never saved a marriage or a business. Courage did that. Faith did that. People who refused to consult or cower to their timidities did that. But fear itself? Fear herds us into a prison and slams the doors.” – Fearless by Max Lucado
I am reading the book, Fearless by Max Lucado, and this part really had be thinking. I am a fearful person. I always have been. It is has been something I have struggled with my whole life, and something I have never been really able to overcome.
When I read this quote, it really hits me. None of those things could have been done if those people has been fearful.
“Fear never wrote a symphony or poem.”
Think of all the beautiful music written by people who were unafraid. Unafraid that they would fail, and unafraid of what people thought. Think of Fanny Crosby who wrote about 8,000 hymns, and she was blind! If she had been afraid to write them we would not have had those beautiful hymns today.
“Fear never negotiated a peace treaty or cured a disease.”
For those generals and soldiers who were not afraid to step out with their white flag, and ask for peace. For those who dedicate their whole lives to the cure of a disease. They are not afraid of catching that disease, they only care about curing it. If they feared it like some would, we would not have the cures, and shots that save us today.
“Fear never saved a marriage or a business.”
Think of all the people who are may be afraid to step out and take the first step to saving their marriage. Think of all those who were unafraid to take that first step, and what a difference it made in their lives.
There are so many amazing things that people have done because they did not let fear interfere with their lives! If we let fear control our life, how can we live life to the fullest? We can’t. I don’t know about you, but I am going to determine to not let fear run my life. I don’t have to live in fear in worry of every little thing, I can have courage and trust in the Lord, and live life to the fullest!