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ILL- Charles Hadden Spurgeon- worry /fear

Charles Hadden Spurgeon, a great 19th century preacher, once said that he worried for weeks before a speaking engagement, even to the extent of hoping he would break a leg and miss the event . When he finally entered the pulpit to speak , he was exhausted.

Then Spurgeon faced up to his fear. He asked himself, what is the worse thing that could happen to me during my sermon? Whatever it was , he decided, the heavens would not collapse. He knew he magnified his fears. Once he faced his worries for what they were, he relaxed, simply because his mind was no longer divided.