John 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.

There are some believers who think because God is with them, they can go anywhere and do anything without consequences. Unfortunately, believers have died thinking they can go through a pride of lions, hold poisonous animals, and intrude on tribal lands. As we can see, Jesus Himself, used caution before walking into a potential dangerous situation. John 8:28 tells us Jesus did nothing of His own initiative. He was led by the Spirit of God.

So, just because we hear stories of people witnessing in dangerous neighborhoods, ministering to prostitutes, or sharing the gospel in foreign countries doesn’t mean that’s what we need to do every time the situation presents itself. There’s nothing wrong with any of this. In some cases, we’re commanded to do these things, but be sure it’s God telling us when and where to go. Otherwise, we may end up in an unfortunate situation. It’s not living by fear. It’s applying the wisdom of God in our lives.