Ooh-whee! I was watching Christian TV tonight and one of the pastors Jesse Duplantis was interviewing said, "You got to let go of fear. Fear activates Satan the way faith activates God!"
What a statement -- and boy howdy, is it ever true!
We stop ourselves when we feel afraid because of what we "hear" being "said" to us by the great deceiver about the situation or circumstance (or thought) we're having or anticipating trying: "You can't do that. You're not _____ enough!" Satan will fill in the blank: good, smart, old, young, educated, brave; whatever word or words it takes to get you to re-consider and STOP what you're contemplating doing; to make you give up the attempt altogether!
But when we pro-actively and consciously ignore the limiting thoughts that Satan brings to our minds and instead elect to activate our faith, we hear from God instead: "You are my child. I love you with an everlasting love. Nothing shall be impossible for you. You can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you... You are more than a conqueror. You are My heir and my friend. Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Believe and receive. I am with you always."
Powerful. Think about it. Act on it.
Go out on a limb.