Be Not Afraid

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

-- Ambrose Redmoon, author

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Be not afraid.  Many experts say this phrase is mentioned over 300 times in the Bible.  Why?  Does it mean to trust God when circumstances seem to be crumbling around you?  Possibly, but God may be saying something else as well.  This phrase may also means to not fear saying what needs to be said, doing what is uncomfortable to do, and accomplishing what is difficult to achieve. 

What kind of fear stops you from doing these things? Fear of rejection? Of being misunderstood? Of not being worthy enough?  These kinds of fears are real, and can only be circumvented by your trust in God that you are embarking on whatever it is that He needs you to do.

Do you think Rosa Parks felt fear as she took her seat at the front of the bus?  More than likely she did, but she did it anyway because she knew what she was doing was right, it was good, it was needed.  Your life is full of situations calling for you to step outside your comfort zone and do the very same thing.