Melvyn Tan
November 16, 2013 — By tanmelvyn@gmail.com

Courage Is Not The Absence Of Fear

[blockquote source=” Hebrews 13:6 (NIV)“]So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”[/blockquote] Self-Help We are all, to some extent, a self-help junkie. In fact, there is some form of self-help for just about everything; be it in the form of books, audio, […]

[blockquote source=” Hebrews 13:6 (NIV)“]So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”[/blockquote]

Self-Help
We are all, to some extent, a self-help junkie. In fact, there is some form of self-help for just about everything; be it in the form of books, audio, podcast, videos, blogs, etc.

It comes as no surprises as as humans, we all strive to become better. I want to do better than my dad, and I’d want my children to do better than me. And that has been the case with the world around us. Things just get better.

While we all want to get better, we need to critically examine the motives for wanting to get better. Is it simply for the love of money? Wanting more money is one thing, why you need more is another.

Get Better with Relationships
Additionally, we do not want the idea of wanting to get better to alienate our relationships. Especially our relationship with Jesus. For He will never leave us, He will always be with us, He will shield us. It is basically, a friend who would never leave us in good times and in bad.

Courage
And so, with the work we do, we must be not be afraid. In fact, we must be courageous. Now, courage is not the absence of fear, but it is the ability to subordinate fear and move ahead.

Prayer
Father, You are my helper. I want to do Your Will. I will not be afraid. In Jesus name, Amen.