It is hard to step outside of your comfort zone in regards to anything when fear is present. You may be scared to leave a relationship or marriage because you have grown accustomed to it even if it is unhealthy for you. You may be scared to leave a job you have had for so long because you are use to that routine even if it is making you miserable each day. You may be scared to leave a wild lifestyle because you are so used to getting things in an easy manner and having lots of fun even though the lifestyle isn’t right. Fear can paralyze your growth in life and keep you in an unhealthy way of living…period. This unhealthy way of living is simply a prison. And Satan wants to keep you there. You become a prisoner of your own fears. Fear causes you to doubt good decisions that you could be making in life. Fear comes from Satan and can keep you from becoming who God wants you to be. Fear can cause you misery for many days of life. Fear can cloud your mind and produce negative thoughts. And this is Satan’s plan…..to keep you from growing the right way. Satan doesn’t want you to be happy or to prosper in life. But God wants the best for you. God gives what we need to overcome any fear. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV). Be Blessed. – S.L.M.