One of the greatest fears people have today is public speaking. However, fear of the unknown tends to rank near the top. Perhaps it is because it encompasses so many different areas.
We fear the unknown with the economy.
We fear the unknown with our own job security.
We fear the unknown with health and safety.
If we allowed it to, we could fear the unknown with every area of life. Certainly, the unknowns of leadership would also qualify.
The task before us in spiritual leadership is to remove those unknowns for others. When we consider death, there is a fear of the process of dying and what happens at death, the unknown.
The answer has been provided in Scripture. The body will return to the dust, but the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Because of the death and resurrection of Christ, the fear of death has been removed. The unknown has now been made known. We can provide no greater confidence to others than sharing this hope. Because He lives, all fear is gone. Think Souls!