Face Your Fear
Hello Friend. This is Daniel Kolenda and today I want to talk to you about courage. Last time we talked about the parable of the talents in Matthew 25 where a master gave money to three servants. Two of the servants invested the master’s money, but the third servant buried it because he was afraid of taking a risk. Perhaps this servant thought that fear was a good excuse, but the master rebuked him sharply and called him a “wicked and lazy servant!” Obviously fear is not an acceptable excuse for not doing God’s will.
In the opening chapter of the book of Joshua, God promised to give him every place upon which the sole of his foot would tread. But there was one requirement: “Only be strong and very courageous,” the Lord said (Josh. 1:7, NKJV). That’s kind of a scary encouragement isn’t it? Because courage, after all, is only needed in the presence of danger. Courage is not the absence of fear. In fact, there is no courage without fear. Courage is the willingness to face fear. All the promises, victories, and destiny awaiting Joshua were dependent on his willingness to face his fear.
My friend, there is only one way to overcome your fears—face them! Most of the time, fear is like a mirage; as you walk toward it, it will become more and more transparent until it disappears completely. What’s more, as you step out in faith, God will give you the grace to be courageous in the face of any challenge.
This is Daniel Kolenda
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