Fear always thinks of what you stand to lose rather than what you stand to gain. (Mike Silliman, pastor)

When making decisions about future endeavors, what is it that either keeps us from stepping out or urges us to move forward? Do we think more about the potential benefits or the possible pitfalls? Silliman suggests that fear might be the reason that stymies us in our planning for the future. Overcoming anxiety may be the first step to making progress.

God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)