Conquering fears


The mountain goat feels perfectly at home on the precipice. He knows not fear. The heights are his friend, his defense against predators. There’s no need to fear heights.

Abandon the lowlands, and dare to scale the heights. Don’t fear the plan and destiny God has for you. Leave behind your “security.” Since predators prowl there, it’s not so secure after all. Your securest future is in God’s plan for you, so don’t “play it safe.”

Recently, my family and I stepped out of the boat and accepted the challenge to plant a new church in Van Nuys. We purposely left the “safe harbor” of our parent church, where the worship is quality and workers abound so much that I didn’t really have to do anything.

Learn to tell your fears that they are lies. Phobias are very real, but not everybody has the same ones, which shows them to be irrational and, consequently, conquerable. Take it from the Valley Boy Pastor: Embrace the future God has for you.

9 responses to “Conquering fears

  1. Inspiring message. Great photo of the goat!

  2. Amen!

    Thanking God for supplying all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!!

  3. I really needed this today, thank you.

  4. Okay, must admit that my initial reaction to this was “stupid goat” BUT God has taken me through many foolish decisions of my own in addition to the climbing higher than my comfort zone. he view from the top, and His presence – AMAZING!

  5. Amen! Wise advice (as always!): tell your fears they lie.

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