Below are nothing but the thoughts of a runner/tri'er who, when facing a recent challenge, thought up something he found insightful. This someone happens to be Phillip James Martin (writer of this blog and the sentence you just read). The thoughts are as follows:
If God is taking me some place unknown, then it must be a good place. He might not make it an easy place, but it will be a place made for my holiness.
Don't be scared when He decides to move you. He doesn't give great walls or giant warriors to those without the strength to bring them down.
Fear isn't the whole story anyway. The real story isn't about those who fear, but about the ones who fear and walk into the fire anyway. It's not those who can't fail that succeed, but those who trust in Him to succeed through their failures that take the day.
It's not about the unknown, or the challenge, or the fear, but the faith it takes to walk through them all.