If I am being totally honest I don’t fear much. Many times as leaders, students, spouses, Christians… we are subliminally or directly trained to be fearful. If we are honest and say that we don’t fear much and believe that we can charge up any mountain and do anything we can be perceived as being arrogant or naive.
It’s almost as if we believe that we should fail big, have to go through these horrible seasons and if you have a fearless attitude/attitude that you are going to always be successful, the experts will say just wait… fear and failure are around the corner.
I totally understand that if you are a risk taker… you might fail; there might be some things that make you uncomfortable… you don’t have to fear them and you might just be bold enough to take God at his word and people will call you cocky, arrogant and naive. So What!
I might get anxious, be a bit nervous, be very discerning, take calculated risks and not yet learned to swim… however I Fear Nothing!
Call me what you want to, I don’t need your approval and I am going to take God at his word:
- For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Scott Williams is a speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth, and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.