"When fear shapes our lives, safety becomes our God. When safety becomes our God, we worshp the risk free life. Can the safety lover do anything great? Can the risk-averse accomplish noble deeds? For God? For others? NO! The fear filled cannot love deeply. Love is risky. They cannot give to the poor. Benevolence has no guarentee of return. The fear-filled cannot dream wildly.What if their dreams sputter and fall from the sky? The worship of safety emasculates greatness. No wonder Jesus wages such a war against fear."
I've been reading this book by Max Lucado and this stuck out to me. Fear can be a persons way of making sure nothing ever goes wrong in their life and a way of protecting oneself from vulnerability. "fears main goal is to keep you from God's plan for your life." Max Lucado