Once upon a time, long ago, there lived a sailor named Captain Bravo. He was a manly man’s man, who showed no fear when facing his enemies.
One day, while sailing the Seven Seas, his lookout spotted a pirate = ship, and the crew became frantic.
Captain Bravo bellowed, “Bring me my red shirt!” The first mate quickly retrieved the captain’s red shirt, and while wearing the brightly colored frock, the Captain led his crew into battle and defeated the pirates.
That evening, all the men sat around on the deck recounting the day’s triumph. One of them asked the Captain, “Sir, why did you call for your red shirt before battle?”
The captain replied, “If I am wounded in the attack, the shirt will not show my blood. Thus, you men will continue to fight, unafraid.”
All of the men sat in and marveled at the courage of such a manly man’s man.
As dawn came the next morning, the lookout spotted not one, not two, but TEN pirate ships approaching. The crew stared in worshipful silence at the captain and waited for his usual orders.
Captain Bravo gazed with steely eyes upon the vast armada arrayed against his ship, and without fear, turned and calmly shouted, “Get me my brown pants!”
When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break.
Thought for the day
“That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! ‘Peace be with you,’ he said” John 20:19 NLT
Notice that they locked the doors because they were afraid. That’s what fear does. It locks you out of all the doors God wants you to go through.