Fear is All in Our Heads
Imagine seeing one of these at your doorstep when you wake up in the morning. The first thing you'd do is run as far away from it as possible. Lions are quite frightening, aren't they?
Now here’s a friendly face. Most Jamaicans, especially us females, shriek at the sight of a giant anole, more commonly known as the green lizard. I remember an incident where my cat brought one of these into my sister's room. She was scared.
There are many animals that people fear; the ferocious animals of the wild, the harmful and harmless insects and even some common pets. Why are we afraid of them, though? Is it because of the potential harm that they could cause us? Is it because they are ugly and scary looking? Or perhaps their size in comparison to ours?
Fear is defined as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm."
To fear God, however, is a completely different matter.
"Fearing God" refers to a specific sense of respect, awe and submission to God the Deity.
Let us look at who God is.
God is Omnipotent (all-powerful), Omnipresent (present everywhere), Omniscient (all-knowing), Immortal (can't die) and Eternal (existing forever).
Human is the opposite.
As teenagers, situations oftentimes feel more stressful than we believe they should. Whether it be schoolwork, dealing with issues in your family, pressure from your social circles or just trying to stay on top of everything. We find ourselves drained and most of all scared to actually deal with them at all. Being completely honest we aren't always motivated to complete assignments and it seems that dealing with ”friend problems” in this generation usually equates to ”causing trouble”.
(1 Samuel 17)
Does speaking in public fill you with fear and anxiety?
If your answer is yes, you are not alone. Fear is a common tendency among human beings and other living things. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines fear as; “An unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.” The fear of public speaking otherwise called Glossophobia, is a very common phobia and one that is believed to affect up to 75% of the population.
Some individuals may feel a slight nervousness at the very thought of public speaking, while others experience full-on panic and fear. They may try to avoid public speaking situations at all cost or if they must speak in public, they endure shaking hands and a weak, quavering voice.
It was on January 2015, while I was a sophomore student at Northern Caribbean University. I walked into my Oral Communication class for the first time. I felt very fearful. The negative testimonies of students who had previously done the course, swamped out my mind.
My name is Serena Richards and I, along with other helpful contributors, and of course the inspiration of God have written these posts as a source of help FOR YOU <3