Stepping into the Unknown by Joyce Meyer - August 21, 2014
And I said to you, You have come to the hill country of the
Amorites, which the Lord our God gives us. Behold, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the
Lord, the God of your fathers, has said to you. Fear not, neither be dismayed.—Deuteronomy 1:20–21
Parents, teachers, and other role models can teach children how
to fear or they can teach them to be bold. A mother who is fearful herself will transmit that fear to her children. She will be overly cautious about many things, and a silent fear sinks into the heart of her children. We should not teach our children to live recklessly, but we should teach them to be bold, take action, and to never be so afraid of making mistakes that they won’t try things.
I believe we should teach our children and those under our
authority to take chances in life. If we never take a chance, we will
never make progress. Progress always requires stepping into the
unknown. Experience gives us confidence, but we never get
experience unless we step out and try things we have not tried
I encourage you to teach others by word and example how to be
bold and courageous. Tell people to try things, reminding them
that making a mistake is not the worst thing that can happen.
Lord, help me both in word and deed to show others to be bold and courageous. I will gladly follow You into the unknown. Amen.