NEVER BE A SLAVE TO YOUR FEAR.
Friends, in this series I am giving you a list of concrete qualities that differentiates a personality from ordinary mortals. It is my hope that you will join the league of men and women who are tired of living a mediocre lifestyle and upgrade yourself into the company of history makers – PERSONALITIES
4. PERSONALITIES ARE NOT SLAVES TO THEIR FEARS.
Fear is one of the most common and constant of human companions on the earth. Alongside attributes like love, fear is a life companion whose company no one escapes. Despite its indelible presence, yet fear is not meant to control man. Personalities know this truth. Hence they have put fear in the place it duly belongs.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell
To normal people however, fear is not just a life companion that is remotely present in their lives. Fear has a stronger grip on a normal human being. Most people are actually under the constant control of fear, while others are in bondage to it, yet others are paralyzed by it.
“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Prov. 29:25
In the opposite, personalities are those who have discovered how to tame fear and use it as their source of motivation to do more. Until you overcome fear my friends, you cannot truly become a personality. The only fear that real personalities entertain is the fear of not acting, or the fear of not doing enough. These are the types of fear that rather works to motivate and inspire you to achieve more and act faster.
On the other hand, most people in our world today are actually afraid of stepping out, starting something or risking a venture.
“The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Instead of being afraid of starting something or that you might not succeed in an endeavor, it is healthier to just start anyway. If there is anything to be afraid of, it is the fear of not venturing out, not risking or not daring. Once you overcome your fear, it is easy not just to become a personality, but to leave a mark in the history of your generation.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”. – Dale Carnegie
5. A PERSONALITY IS ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT THE DECLINE OF JUSTICE AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF INJUSTICE IN THE SOCIETY.
Most people I know, are concerned about the decline of justice and the advancement of injustice in the society. The only difference between these people and personalities is that while they simply complain about this things, personalities act on them. Personalities take their concern for the decline of justice and they turn it into action.
It is a joy for the just to do justice, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. Prov, 21: 15
“I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.” ― Charles Bukowski.
Unfortunately, ordinary men, simply sit in their living rooms and hold conversations, mainly in the range of condemnation of those who are supposed to be responsible for stopping the evil. Some people even go to the extent of writing columns and articles in the newspapers. Some talk on shows on the television, but none truly steps out. This is what differentiates personalities from ordinary mortals, they act on their beliefs, they resist injustice and they are not indifferent by any means.
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Dear friends, is the question of justice a major concern to you at your work place? In your nation? In your immediate community? Do you even notice them? If yes, what are you doing about it? Are you setting up a system to establish and enforce justice? Do you have a campaign or crusade against injustice? Do you expose injustice of your nation? Do you bring to light the hidden secrets of injustice that make it prevalent in the nation? Personalities are men of justice. They are crusaders for righteousness and campaigners against all manners of injustice. They cannot sit down or sleep while they know of the progression of injustice around them. This is what makes us to respect them. We honor them for sacrificing their comfort for the good and wellbeing of others.
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand all”. Prov. 28:5
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- Why truth must be your primary concern
- The importance of being guarded by your conscience.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION