“For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
II Timothy 1:7
“Fear. It’s part of human nature, but it’s not something we got from God…When I imagine God creating each one of us and planting a purpose deep in our hearts, I never imagine that purpose being mediocrity. While the Bible doesn’t tell every person on earth specifically what his or her life’s calling will be, it does include a lot of general direction:
‘You are to find me in the least of these.’ Yes.
‘You are to leave your earthly possessions and come follow me.’ Yes.
‘You are to love and serve the Lord God will all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself.’ Yes.
‘You are to go and make disciples of all nations.’ Yes.
‘You are to entertain strangers and lepers and tax collectors.’ Yes.
‘You are to show mercy.’ Yes.
‘You are to live a life of mediocrity and abundance, holding on tight to your comfortable lifestyle, lest you lose it.’ No
…But what if, just beyond that risk, just beyond the fear is a life better than anything we have ever imagined: life to the fullest.”
-An excerpt from Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis, a book worth even a skim to see what God can do with one life committed to his kingdom