The fear of speaking in public and fear of failure are commonly listed as the things people fear most. I agree that both are intimidating. After fifty years of preaching Billy Graham was asked, “Dr. Graham, do you still get butterflies prior to preaching?” Mr. Graham answered, “Yes, yes I do. But I have learned to make them fly in formation.”
Jim Camp states something that will help you whether you are a public speaker or an airline pilot, or perhaps a trash buster. Jim Camp’s take on things is center target.
“Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to a good decision.”
The fear factor in making decisions often causes us to make the poorest of decisions by thinking, put it off and it will go away. It won’t and there will be very little you can do about it. If, on the other hand, you make a good decision, shout wonderful. If you make what proves to be a poor decision, make corrections and learn. You may even display your Adamic nature and place blame on others, your spouse for instance. Doing this is the worst and most destructive route possible.
Joel put life’s greatest decision like this; Joel 3:14, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.”
Decisions concerning Christ and the daily decisions concerning living for him are life’s most important.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly