Can false humility keep you from acting on your bold idea? Author and radio host Chris Fabry thinks it can. Often, as a Christian, you discover a bold idea rising in yourself only to find a harsh little voice that rises up alongside it, saying “Who are you to do this big thing? You’re not qualified.” But with God, you are. If God has given you a desire to do something bold, Chris believes you should, encouraging Christians to faithfully pursue the desires they have for the glory of God.

Who is Chris Fabry? Chris Fabry is an award winning author and radio host. He has written more than 80 books, including 35 books co-authored with Dr. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins for “Left Behind: The Kids” series, as well as two novels for adults, “Dogwood” and “June Bug”. He has won three Christy Awards, an EPCA Christian Book Award and two Christianity Today awards for his writing, and in 2008 was given the “Talk Personality of the Year” award from the National Religious Broadcasters Association for his daily live radio program called Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio. A graduate of W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and Moody Bible Institute’s Advanced Studies Program, Chris is married to his wife Andrea and they have five daughters and four sons.

In 2008, Chris and his family walked away from their home and all of their belongings due to a toxic mold infestation. Ten years later, they are still dealing with the fallout on their physical and emotional health, as well as the financial turmoil that the mold created. Chris had to choose to walk in faith as they restarted their lives, learning that loving his family well was far more important than hanging onto a financial investment. As an author and radio host, Chris Fabry uses his many ministry outlets to reach people that he may never have a chance to reach face-to-face, learning right alongside the people he interviews and through the stories he tells.


“If I say that I trust in God, I really need to do that.” — Chris

“If God has given you the desire, do what you’ve been given to do. Be faithful with what God has given you to do.” — Chris

“Faith doesn’t say ‘I need to figure it all out.’ Faith says ‘I don’t understand. God help me not to understand, but to follow you even when I don’t.’” — Chris

“We want to be able to justify the reason for the pain we are experiencing.” — Leary

“Good writing opens us up to new things that we need to see, not only about the world but about ourselves.” — Chris

“If God has given you the desire, do what you’ve been given to do. Be faithful with what God has given you to do.” — Chris

“Everyday is an opportunity for me to speak into the life of somebody that I will probably never meet.” — Chris

Action steps:

  • When we go through pain and suffering, we are tempted to try and make sense out of it. Instead, we should have peace in knowing that God is working all things out for our good. A peace that transcends means that it’s better than understanding. It far preferable to have peace in a situation than understanding about it.
  • Remember that struggle is not a sign of failure, it is a sign of success. No one ever ends at struggle.
  • Whether you are following your bold idea for an audience of ten or ten million, there is a reason for your idea. A false sense of humility does not come from God.
  • Have faith that God’s reason is behind your idea—even if you can’t see it yet.

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