We have a great destiny in God, but fear is one element that will try to come between you and your destiny. When I was ten years old, the kids in my neighborhood were all into BMX bikes. We called them dirt bikes, and we would ride them to school. There was a shortcut home, but it had a hill that was extremely steep and challenging, especially for a 10-year-old.
After many rides home, one of the three boys in our group finally rode down the hill. Then the second one did, but I didn’t do it. I felt like such a coward. I would take the long way, but I felt horrible, especially when my friends had already been successful. So the big day came; I decided to take the hill! Yes, I was worried, but finally, I did it. I got all the way down, but I was going so fast that my bike wobbled, and I crashed. And guess what? Everything I was worried about happened. And yet, I was so glad I did it because sometimes the fear between you and the act is worse than what would happen if something goes wrong.
Friend, if you need an excuse to quit, there are plenty of good ones, I promise you. Hannah and I have had at least ten great reasons that if we were to quit and leave the ministry, everybody in the church would have said, “We get it, we understand, we bless you, no problem.” I’m telling you something you already know. When you break through fear, a great release happens in your life, your body, and your mind — and it blesses you!