Fear is a survival instinct. (think caveman) A gift, to keep us alive.
You get that, right? Fight or flight?
Fear is also an excuse.
“I’m afraid if I talk about it at work, socially, at the gym, with my neighbors, on the Internet, that I might ruin my chances for **insert** promotion, opportunity, relationship, readers, followers, advocates, etc.”
Exactly. An excuse.
I do not go around telling everyone I’m a Christian. In fact, I don’t tell anyone.
But I also don’t keep it a secret. In fact, I don’t keep it a secret from anyone.
I wonder if anyone else thinks like this. Actually, it really doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of me being a Christian.