As a minister, I hear about fear a lot. I decided to compile my own list of the 5 greatest fears of “real” people. (This list includes people like me.) See if you share any of these fears.
Unknown- You don’t know what could happen next, so you fear not knowing.
Worst Case Scenario/What If’s – You can imagine all the bad things that could happen next, and if you let your mind do the wandering….the outcome is scary.
Failure – You are afraid your plan, a relationship, your life, etc. is not going to succeed.
Rejection – You fear being left alone, forgotten, or abandoned.
Insignificance/Not measuring up – You fear that you aren’t good enough and don’t have what it takes or that others don’t appreciate you for your value.
Did I hit yours? Which one of these (or another) is your greatest fear?
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid .” (Matthew 14:27