Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Isn't being fearless an unfair and unrealistic expectation? Maybe you've been wondering the same thing. Before continuing any further on this subject, there are a few things I should say about what I mean when talking about it:

First, I am not fearless. I want to be but it is a journey which I have only really just embarked on and I am only beginning to realise what it means to live a fearless life. Don't consider me an expert. 
I believe that fear is actually a good and healthy thing. It is a normal emotion. It is evidence of our humanness and a reminder of our desperate need for God. If you or I never felt fear, there would be no reason for us to rely on God for our needs and deepen our relationship with Him. It is when fear holds us to ransom from living fulfilled and abundant lives that we need to reconsider its place in our lives.  
I don't mean that by being fearless, fear is absent. In fact, in order to be fearless, fear has to be present in order for it to be overcome.

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain - Mark Twain


  1. So true Jo-Ann. I definitely feel that being fearless all the time is unrealistic =)

  2. Well said. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." [Ambrose Redmoon]