Sometimes, there are even opportunities that we fail to grab because of fear. There are so many "What if.." or "This/that might happen.." statements in our mind that it causes us to be paralyzed.
Now, it's normal to feel fear, but it's what we do despite our feeling that counts. Recently, I've listened to a few podcasts by Elevation Church's Pastor Steve Furtick and the part which struck me the most was this verse:
"...Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper." - 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV)The Lord chose not to show His power in the form of a mighty wind, an earthquake, or in fire. He made His presence felt through a gentle whisper. He whispers, because He's CLOSE. He is with us all the time.
Why are we afraid when we have our most loving Father holding us and never letting go? Why are we running from certain situations that we need to face?
We may feel fear, but if we know that God is always with us, there's no need to be afraid.