Fear Is a Grumpy little Man

Fear. Fear is that little man in your stomach lighting fires when you try something new. He sends smoke signals to your brain, and he lies to your heart. Fear yells louder than courage. Like an obnoxious middle schooler, fear mocks and chants as courage calmly talks you up. Human nature is to listen to the louder voice. Unfortunately the loudest voice is usually the wrong one. People yell when they’re losing an argument, and Fear yells because he knows Courage is right.

Stop all of the yelling now! 

The more you let these screams penetrate through, the less you will be able to accomplish. Fear stops you from pushing yourself during a workout in public. Fear kills your desire to put more weight on the barbell. Fear smothers your thought to go and tell someone about God. Fear is a loud and murderous man. Fear needs to be silenced.

You can’t kill fear. From the marine who runs into a storm of bullets, to a 4th grade ballerina doing a recital Fear exists.

Courage is a great friend in the fight against fear, but before you can meet courage you have to find confidence. When courage and confidence tag team, a sense of bravery takes over one’s soul. And when you have bravery, Fear’s yells are silenced to a quiet babble.

It’s easy for me to write down that you should have confidence. It’s another story when push comes to shove. Human nature isn’t just to listen to the loudest voice. Naturally,  we also care what everyone thinks. If your moral compass is on track, stop caring. When we care what some anonymous person thinks, we essentially sell our worth for pennies on the dollar. Jesus Christ didn’t die on a cross for you to pawn your value to people that don’t even know your name. Stop caring, and the imaginary voices you give to these critics disappears.

Fear is just a little man that lives under a bridge and tries to collect taxes from your life. Pass Go and collect 200. He has a narcissistic over-inflation of himself, and he thinks that his opinion is the most important thing in the world. Stir up some confidence, introduce him to Courage, and do those things that Fear has always talked yourself out of.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 


  1. 4 times in Joshua 1, God commands Joshua to be a confident man.

    "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

    1. That makes me think of Romans 8:31 also. What do we have to fear when God is on our side


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The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance

The Effects of Glucose Supplementation on Barbell Velocity and Fatiguability in Weightlifting - A pilot study"

The Accute Effects Of Different Squat Intensities on Vertical Jump Performances
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