Imagine a World Without Fear

Imagine a World Without Fear

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, you’ve probably woken up with a fresh set of reasons to be afraid. Layoffs, slowing economies, Middle East flare-ups, turnovers at headquarters, global warming, and terrorism are just some of the daily worries that can make us afraid. Imagine a world without fear, and it will seem much more possible. Here are some ways to do so.

First of all, fear does not create change. It is destructive to society. For example, fear has never created symphonies, cured disease, or pulled a family out of poverty or bigotry. Fear has never saved my marriage or business. Courage, faith, and refusal to consult with the governing authority are what saved my business and marriage. Think of all the good things that fear hasn’t done for you.

Second, fear has taken over the building next to happiness. It’s oversize and rude. Third, it’s a nonproductive tenant. Fourth, fear is unnecessary. It controls our lives and affects our choices. If we want to live a life free of fear, we must eliminate fear. And the only way to do that is to replace fear with faith. That’s what Max Lucado has done.