Trying to PREDICT and BRACE for the worst in life, PREVENTS us from experiencing GOD’S BEST. Most of us allow fear to Steal our Joy. We are so worried about trying to control the uncontrollable, that we miss out on many of the blessings God has for us. For example, we don’t join a small group at church, because someone may find out we’re not perfect and reject us. We vacation at the same place every year, because if we tried something new we would probably hate it, and it would be a disaster. We avoid going on a missions trip to a foreign country, because those places have higher rates of crime and disease. If Jesus had chose to play it safe, we’d all still be sacrificing animals for our sin, and I, for one, prefer to eat my steak. As William Wallace said, “Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.” Make sure you Really Live!
John 10:10 ESV: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.