It’s been said that every major fear stems from the fear of death. The majority of Americans are afraid of death and dying, and it is a natural fear that promotes self-preservation.
BY ANN WHITE
We are ultimately not afraid of falling — we are afraid of dying when we fall. We are not afraid of spiders — we are afraid of being bitten and injured or dying from the poison. We are not afraid of public speaking — we’re afraid of dying on stage from the sheer fright of talking in front of so many people!
The question before any of us who are afraid is this: What will you do about it? Will you let fear stop you from doing what you dream of? Or will you take courage…and do it anyway?
My new book Courage for Life is an encouraging look at our fears and the power to overcome them. In it I share the seven steps I found to C.O.U.R.A.G.E.:
Commit to Change
Uncover Your True Self
Replace Worldly Lies with Scriptural Truth
Accept the Things You Cannot Change
Grasp God’s Love for You
Embrace a Life of Grace.
There isn’t a magical yellow-brick road that will lead us to a fearless place where we can instantly find courage. But God has provided us a way to hope and healing, a way to find saving grace and experience true joy. My prayer is that you will find God’s hope, healing, and grace in Courage for Life.
God knows when our hearts are breaking. He knows the fear-based choices we make create open wounds that never seem to heal. But when we seek to please the Lord in all areas of our life, His desires will become the desires of our own heart. The Bible says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” 3
It’s time to stop making fear-based choices and instead to live a life of courage. Join me as we learn to do this together!
Ann White is an internationally known author, speaker, and passionate Bible teacher. She founded her global ministry, Courage For Life, out of a calling to share with others how God and His Word brought restoration to her life and marriage. Having personally experienced God’s grace, salvation, and the life-changing power of the Bible, Ann’s desire is to extend this same love, mercy, and encouragement to others, so they too may be reconciled to God. Ann is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her family reside in Belleair Shores, FL. READ MORE ABOUT ANN