Two Outcomes of Fear
Today on a podcast of Design Matters, Seth Godin was talking about the reason so many people are blocked from moving forward is because of fear. I started thinking about the fear in my life and how it is very selfish and created because I want people to have a certain perception of me. Going a little deeper, I believe there actually two outcomes of fear:
- Fear of something creates a healthy reverence and respect.
- Fear creates moments or even seasons of paralysis.
In the season of life I am in, I often see the second outcome, paralysis. I fear changing my job role, stability for my family, not leaving a legacy for others, etc. Then I realized as long I fear the Lord with whole hearted reverence and respect, I have the best advocate for helping me out of those moments when I am frozen in place by indecision, doubt, and selfishness.