Fear is fun to blame
A few months ago I had a conversation with my wife Jenny at our dinner table. Here’s how it went:
Jon: I’m too afraid to write this book.
Jenny: No, you’re too lazy, but fear is fun to blame because then it’s not your fault.
Jon (and the chorus of millions): Grenade.
How many times have I blamed fear?
I’m just a shy person.
I don’t have the capability.
I don’t have the experience.
I couldn’t stand up to the dissenters.
When fear takes the fall, I don’t have to.
Fear is fun to blame. It excuses us from doing so many things we are meant to. Addressing them, fixing them, overcoming them.
Fear not, the angel said.
But I can’t…
I know you can’t, but God can.
Do you believe this?
Then be not afraid.
Let God be.
Fear is fun to blame. But courage is called for. All it takes is one. Who will go for me?