Day #856:A Story About Living in Fear

A man once went to a fortune teller, curious to know what she would say about his future.  The fortune teller looked into her crystal ball and her facial expression said it all.

The man would die, she said, involved in a bus accident.  This would happen within two to three months time, but she couldn’t say exactly when.  The man went home, depressed and worried, telling himself how he had never really believed in fortune tellers.  Why should he now?

After two months passed, he had thought about what she said every day.  Anxious about avoiding the fate that had been predicted, he decided to lock himself in his house where he wouldn’t come close to any buses for the next month.

Another 3 weeks went by and the man came down the stairs from his bedroom to make some coffee.  His little son had left his toys on the floor of which one was a little toy bus. The man stepped on the bus, fell down the stairs and died instantly!
Whilst this is obviously not a true story, the premise is that sometimes we can be too careful, living in fear and not doing anything too adventurous or risky.  We somehow think that we aren’t destined to do anything great and that the risk of trying is too big.
However, life rewards action and the biggest risk you can take is to play it safe.  So get out there, create your own destiny (with God’s guidance) and live life.

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