Re: Verse reading–Numbers 13:26-33; 14:1-9 (day three)

“Our wives and children will be taken as plunder.”  You trust fear.  You know fear.  Fear’s been around your whole life, working to keep you safe, affirming what you’ve suspected all along.  It keeps you away from risk, away from putting your mind to the hard task of solving problems, away from people calling for your help with troubling questions, away from the misery of those who need a word of hope or encouragement or warning.  Courage, well, that’s a different story.  Courage is a newcomer, spouting off new ways of thinking about the future.  By thinking in those new ways, consider all you have to lose, fear tells you.  Why do you think fear never tells you what you have to gain by staying afraid?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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  1. Thanks, Bryan. Thinking of specific ways Fear has been a thief in my life–realizing that 99% of opportunities start with a problem/conflict–Trying to retrain my brain to run toward those. (You’d think that having been a Language Arts teacher, I would have connected the fact that there aren’t STORIES without problem/conflict!)

    It’s kind of like learning to insert a contact lens as a middle-aged person. The reflex to protect is so strong! Looking forward to more STORIES in my life.

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