Paper Tigers

One way to face fear is to accept the worst that happens. Let’s say I fear rejection – okay I will be rejected (truly accept it) if that happens I can deal with it. It is what it is. If you accept the worst the fear no longer has any teeth. But of course it takes courage to accept the worst. But to aid you courage I want to say that most fears are paper tigers. Paper tigers are┬ásomething, such as an enemy, that seems very strong and dangerous but is really weak and not harmful. It is the same with fears if you face them the worst almost never happens. In mission you will meet your fears, face them, treat them as paper tigers. So take this thinking and be in mission and invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.