“But what if something happens”, I asked in fear.
To which he replied, “What if nothing happens?”
I got the point. There was nothing more to be said. In that moment, he taught me a valuable lesson of living in fear. Sometimes we fret over things that we have no control over. We live our lives in fear of the things that may never even happen. It’s best to just keep living. And if at all possible, optimistically. We deal with things as they come, and when they do, we’re often surprised at how strong we are as individuals. The secret is, however, we never really get through things alone. If we open up our eyes and hearts, we’ll be able to see clearly all the love and support surrounding us.
The integral parts of us gets tested in times of distress. We can advocate things as much as we want, but until our peace is threatened, that’s when you know the true character of a person and ourselves as individuals. So, live as freely as possible. Open yourself up to understanding, love and guidance…and take the risk, for fear will paralyze you into absolute immobility.
“…perfect love casts fear out, because fear restrains us…”
– 1 John 4:18