Big opportunities come with big fear. Fear of proposing or being proposed to. Fear of buying your first car or house. Fear of going or not going to college. Fear of having your first child. Fear of switching jobs or starting a business or chasing a dream. If we aren’t careful, fear can hold us back from advancing into what God wants for our life. One kind of fear is self-doubt. “Oh, I could never do that. I’m just not qualified. I’m just not trained.” Actually, it’s the fear of failure. Second is self-pity. “Well I failed in the past, so I’ll never try again.” But you see, that’s the beauty of Christianity. Through grace God gives you another chance; Jesus’ blood cleanses us from sin and allows us to get a fresh start. We need to win the battle against fear, because God expects us to invest our gifts for Him.

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