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What would you do today IF you had no fear?

  1. ALL4JESUS profile image85
    ALL4JESUSposted 4 years ago

    Our relationship with the son of God, Jesus should provide us courage. We know the pain and sorrow that Christ went through for the crucifixion, our faith should make us strong. If we had no fear, we could do great things.

    Every day we should be saying to ourselves what did we avoid today because of fear? What could we accomplish IF we lived by faith and day by day lived without fear?

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      Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting statement, following the title. I'm confused as to how fear would keep one from living within the teachings of Christ. I'd love some examples of how fear could cause one to deviate from loving God and giving your neighbor the same consideration one gives oneself.

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      Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Ahhh, fear is a rather important motivator. Without fear we'd most likely die a rather fast death. Fear might stop you from walking into a biker bar at 3 am and telling them about Jesus which would prevent you from attempted to do anything for Jesus the next day.

      Fear might prevent you from walking onto a busy highway holding a banner that says "honk if you love Jesus" which would also most likely prevent you from helping Jesus the next day as well.

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        Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So, would you say fear and sound judgment are synonymous ?

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          Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          No I wouldn't say that because sound judgment can relieve one's fear. There are however people through the result of a brain injury have no fear. They tend to get hurt a lot. There are also people who allow fear to rule there lives.

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            Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            But, fear doesn't factor in as the primary reason a Jesus freak wouldn't do either of those things, hopefully. I would say it only played a role if one were to forego sound judgment and found themselves standing on the cusp of doing either. At that point, fear would be the primary motivator. I would think.

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              Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Fear is most definitely the reason a "Jesus freak" doesn't do things that would get him killed. It's the reason we don't stick our head in a lions mouth or jump in the polar bear exhibit. It's the reason men don't tell their wives that they are gaining weight. Women are not afraid to tell their husbands they are gaining weight because we don't care. Men look down and say "right, but better get to the gym". Sound judgement may help one with unwanted fears, but it won't prevent someone from doing stupid things if they feel no fear as they won't consider thinking about what they are doing without fear.

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                Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I still disagree. Fear is not a factor when considering dangerous consequences. I don't not jump into a lion's cage because I'm afraid to jump in. I simply know the consequences and don't do it. I don't feel fear in the process of thinking of it. The same goes for entering a biker bar. I'm not afraid,because i have no desire to do it. Now, bungee jumping. I want to, but i know i couldn't because i fear it. That doesn't fall into the same category since sound judgment doesn't prohibit the thought or act of bungee jumping.

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                  Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Say what?

                  If you felt no fear you may be inclined to pet those beautiful lions and tigers. Perhaps you want to know what their paws feel like? But fear prevents us from acting upon our desires.
                  But there are "Jesus freaks" who may want to save the souls of those bikers, but fear prevents them from going in, and it's a good thing. As for you fear of bungee jumping, some good sound judgement may be used to convince you you should either try it or not, but if you had no fear sound judgement wouldn't come into play because you wouldn't think you need it.

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                    Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Fear-an unpleasant emotion.

                    I suffer no fear when judging what will be the end result of any course of action i am not compelled to embark upon. Fear would only be a factor if i felt compelled. It would be what held me back, but there would be no fear involved when accepting that i couldn't snuggle with a lion.

                    I do agree that without the initial benefit of sound judgment fear might kick start it.

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                    Debi777posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I don't agree that it's fear that prevents you from petting lions and such as you say, that's wisdom or knowledge whichever you prefer. The emotion of fear is what I think the author of this post is talking about.

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                    Deepes Mindposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Not entirely. There is a difference between having fear of something and having an understanding and respect for its nature. You can still pet some lions and tigers under the right conditions, but common sense and sound judgment, not always fear, dictates that walking up to one in its natural habitat might not be the best course of action

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      Debi777posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I like what you say.  For those who are perfected in love do not fear. Fear is a tormenting spirit that sometimes gets in the way of our ability to act as Jesus would in a given situation.

    4. EncephaloiDead profile image60
      EncephaloiDeadposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think you might be confusing fear with confidence.

      Living day by day with faith usually accomplishes nothing but mistakes made over and over.

    5. Don W profile image84
      Don Wposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There is an interesting relationship between fear and religion. Human beings tend to be afraid of the unknown. It's a survival mechanism genetically programmed into us through the process of natural selection (people who were cautious when faced with unknown things were more likely to survive and therefore more likely to mate, passing on that characteristic to the next generation). So fear is a necessary and valuable emotion in survival terms. As human beings became self-aware we were faced with lots of different "unknowns" that seem to be unique to self-awareness. Why do we exist? How exactly did everything we experience come into being? Why is there something instead of nothing? Is this all there is? Is death the end of existence? The unknowns translate into deep seated, primal fears. Existential angst.

      I think religion itself may be a defense mechanism that developed to counter this. The concept of god seems to provide assurance, and assuage fears of the unknown. As such I wonder whether religion would exist at all if self-awareness didn't bring with it a unique set of fears. Religion also brings it's own fears (e.g. eternal hell fire etc) which can only be alleviated by following the diktats of that religion. So I wonder if there is a symbiotic relationship between religion and fear, i.e. one feeds off the other and vice versa.

      I should add that none of that has any bearing on the veracity of religious belief. I'm just speculating about the relationship between human beings, fear and religion. That may be a slightly different spin on what the opening post is about so apologies if I was off topic.

  2. word55 profile image80
    word55posted 3 years ago

    Continue to follow Jesus with faith and deal spiritually with any challenge to stop me from achieving my goals

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      ...could you explain deal "spiritually?"

      1. word55 profile image80
        word55posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Deal spiritually means in a manner according to to scripture. Using the armor of God. When challenges come our way then defend yourself with God's Word. Don't fight fire with fire but with water. I hope that helps.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
          Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          ...so fight with water and God's word.  What is the fight about usually? Is it an inward fight with yourself or an outward fight with others or the world? What do you think most people are dealing with on a day to day basis. If they do not read their bible they are missing out somehow… how?
          ...what stops you from achieving your goals?
          In my case it is restlessness. Does the bible anwer to this?

          1. word55 profile image80
            word55posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Well, you should use God's Word in every day life anyway. It should be used for self and others. Some people need encouragement. It is not always about a fight. They miss out if they don't read the Bible because it has scriptures that tells how to improve our character, to achieve goals, serve others and serve God, serving God is for our own benefit as well as His.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
              Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              To love God gives life. How?
              How can we love God
              with body, heart, mind and soul?

              1. word55 profile image80
                word55posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                You must experience to love God and you will feel the goodness of life. Words can't always explain how to do it or the feeling you get… Love God with Body: Exercise, eat healthy, don't smoke or drink anything that'll hurt God's temple, don't sin against it.  Heart: Love Him and His Son with all that you have. Show love toward others when ordinarily you would not. God wants us to love one another as ourselves. Mind: Have your mind focussed on spiritual things at all times. Soul: Let the base of your being be for the glory of God. Sometimes, when applying spirituality to your life it helps you to go the extra mile.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you for your acceptance of what is ture and sharing it.

                  1. word55 profile image80
                    word55posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Of what is true or truth do you mean? You are very welcome. May God bless you with the answers to your questions.

  3. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago

    As someone who has spent a bit of time around biker's bars, I'd like to say that there are very few places safer at 3 in the morning than a biker bar.

    The hounds of hell wouldn't get to you in there.

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    If we have no fear we will do a lot of stupid things and probably end up broke and maimed. Rational fear has an important function.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's true. And the bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fear is not a bad thing... living in fear is crippling though.

      1. word55 profile image80
        word55posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yes Beth37, You are absolutely correct. Fear of the Lord should be because if we don't fear the Lord then we'll be defeated if we are against Him. If we fear Him He gives us wisdom to be victorious. We are not to fear man. on the contrary. Thanks for joining in.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Matthew 10:26-29

          26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.

          1. word55 profile image80
            word55posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Beth37, I love that response. I didn't know that you were as spiritual and well endowed... By the way, I've been following you but you're not following me. What's up with that? -sad

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Oh Im very sorry... I don't usually keep up with who follows me. I don't follow someone just cause they follow me, I haven't even looked at your page, so sorry. I usually just follow someone if there is something about their specific hubs that I don't want to lose (recipes etc). If I add a ton of hubbers then I would have to wade thru a lot of authors to get to the ones I'm looking for. I hope you're not offended. It didn't occur to me that any one was paying attention.

              1. word55 profile image80
                word55posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Well anyway Beth37, check out my cabbage recipe. Try it and let me know how it tasted. Thanks

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  You have a lot of really great hubs! You evidently have a great passion for life! Thanks for passing the enthusiasm! I am leery of following you because of that forum post you just posted. You said you regretted it but, it was a little over the top, as far as what we are used to here. I am surprised you did not get more naysayers there. I think its cuz I steered it into the realm of decency.

                  1. word55 profile image80
                    word55posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Forgive me for that post. I can't take it back but I can make up for it. I'll befriend all the offenders.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    If you have no fear you are not afraid of being uncool. You are not afraid of telling others important truths, you are not afraid of appearing weird, odd or unusual.
    *You are not afraid of going into LA. and getting the homeless to produce works of art (by providing all the supplies) and setting up gallery spaces to allow them to show and sell their works.
    *You are not afraid to volunteer in soup kitchens, or helping at community shelters, etc.
    *You rescue pets, you provide transition centers for them to find homes.
    *If you are not afraid, you are filled with the enthusiasm to help God in all humanity and nature.
    *And you speak-up to defend and help the downtrodden...
    without expecting the government to do it.

 
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