Perhaps fear has gotten a bad rap.
Christine Louise Hohlbaum, author of The Power of Slow, writes, “Fear is not always a bad thing. It can sometimes move us to greatness. Fear can be your friend in just the right doses, but too much of it can kill you.”
Paul said it like this: “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15).
What is healthy fear? It means staying away from unnecessary temptations, for fear of falling. Healthy fear drives us to prayer when we are triggered. Healthy fear directs us to stay within our guardrails, rather than going off the cliff.
A little fear can be a good thing.
Recovery Step: Maintain a healthy fear of certain places, people, and predicaments. Don’t become reckless with your recovery. Stay on task and keep your eye on the Goal.