Sometimes We Let Our Fears Block Faith and Revelation
Doctrine and Covenants 9:10–11
10 Now, if you had known this you could have translated; nevertheless, it is not expedient that you should translate now.
11 Behold, it was expedient when you commenced; but you feared, and the time is past, and it is not expedient now.
President James E. Faust said:
“Action is inhibited by fear. . . . You rightly have concerns about measuring up and finding your place in life. You more often recognize your inadequacies rather than your strengths. . . . We can overcome all of our fears, not all at once, but one at a time. As we do so we will grow in confidence.”
(“Pioneers of the Future: ‘Be Not Afraid, Only Believe,’” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 43–44.)