Last week, we unpacked how fear can become something that controls your life and paralyzes your dreams. But what if I also told you that not all fear is bad? Throughout the Bible we see examples of fear being cast in a positive light. This idea is hard to grasp, especially in today’s society, because we have combined two different fears into the same thing, when in reality, they are completely separate from one another. There is both a destructive fear and a life-giving fear.
I’ve interacted with a lot of people my age and younger over the past couple of years. When I ask what God is doing in their life, they normally give me the same answer: God just has me in a season of doing nothing . . . I’m just waiting on and pursuing Him. Several years ago I felt like God was leading me to do this as well. It sounded good and godly in theory, but it was a cover up. The truth is God had put dreams in my heart. But every time I started pursuing these dreams, I would get afraid and give up. I say this lovingly, but there’s a good chance your “waiting on the Lord” is a disguise for “I am afraid.”