Fear can be placed into two categories: healthy fear and dangerous fear. Dangerous fear keeps us from moving forward; it’s the kind of fear that keeps us from our potential and it’s the kind of fear that paralyzes us. Healthy fear, on the other hand, is the type of fear a mountain climber experiences; it is the kind of fear that reminds us to tighten our rope and take extra time in finding the right grip when we climb life’s mountain.
It’s important for graduating seniors to remember that a life with God doesn’t mean a life void of fear—but with God they are able to face their fears. Second Timothy 1:7 tells us, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self discipline.” Graduating seniors, you have the opportunity to have a front row seat to how God will develop this type of spirit within each of you.