Darin Hufford has just posted an excellent blog about fear. Since fear is something I deal with, I was very interested in what he had to say. This is one post that I feel I'll need to read again so I printed it so I can refer to as needed. I've never experienced panic attacks nor has my fear been debilitating in any way. However, it has held me back from doing things I wanted to do.
Darin says that fear is a choice. When I first heard him say that, I disagreed but reading his explanation has helped me to see that it is a choice. When we choose to live in an imagined future of evil rather than in the reality of today, fear will be the result. Darin says, "Anytime we go down the road of 'What if,' we will inevitably become filled with fear."
Darin also makes a distinction between wisdom and fear. "Wisdom and fear are two totally different things and the moment we connect the two together, we are not only inviting fear into our lives, but are rewarding ourselves for having it."
"I understand that many people believe that fear can be a good thing, but I couldn't disagree more. All fear as we know it is BAD."
This teaching has the potential to set people free who have been bound by fear and panic attacks. Tina, who has dealt with panic attacks for years, spoke with Darin regarding his statement that fear is a choice. What he shared has put her on the road to freedom.
To read Darin's post in its entirety, follow this link. To read Tina's post regarding her conversation with Darin, follow this link.