Fear of the future is waste of the present
Fear wants you to run from something that isn’t after you. The great evangelist Billy Sunday once said, “Fear knocked at my door. Faith answered…and there was no one there.” That’s the proper response to fear. Our worst imaginations almost never happen, and most worries die in vain anticipation.
Fear holds you back from flexing your risk muscle. It’s been said that worry is a darkroom where negatives are developed. Like a rocking chair, it keeps you going, but you don’t get anywhere.
Most of our fears can be traced back to a fear of man. But the Bible says that, “The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?” (Ps. 27:1).
People would worry less about what others think of them if they only realized how seldom they do. They are wondering what you’re thinking of them!
Many people are so filled with fear that they go through life running from something that isn’t after them. Fear of the future is waste of the present. Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.
- John Mason, from the book, You’re Born An Original, Don’t Die A Copy