The landscape of the Body of Christ is littered with examples of the consequences of fear. In some cases, fear can cause us to fight with those closest to us—whether our family members, friends, our spouse, or others in the Body of Christ. We can fear people with different opinions or who do things differently than we do. We fear those with different backgrounds or perspectives. In some cases we fight and other times we just run away from our fears.
Popular forms of flight include avoiding others, amusement, and sometimes addictions. Fighting always leads to conflict.
Are there fears that are distracting you, prodding you toward conflict or withdrawal? Do you have a friend or mentor who can help you escape the entanglement of fear?