According to a recent survey, public speaking is the number one fear among adult people. Number two is death.
Death…is number TWO.
Which means, the average person at a funeral would rather be the guy in the casket than the guy giving the eulogy.
Alright, so I stole that from Jerry Seinfeld. Let’s talk about the fear of death, because I have a hunch if you put a gun to the head of the average joe he would rather give a speech than you pull the trigger.
When you pin people down, most are most-afraid of death. You wanna know how to get over it?
You gotta die.
Think about it: Half of all fears are really the fear of the unknown. Get over the unknown and you get over the fear.
So how do you get over a fear of the “unknown of death?” You die…
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
If you’re scared of death, maybe it’s because you haven’t done it yet. Take it from me: I have died. And then I was resurrected.
It feels great.
By the way: What’s the other half of all fears? I’ll tell you tomorrow.