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Don't be afraid of failing (2)

MAY. 24, 2024


Don't be afraid of failing (2)


"I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!" 1Co 9:16 NIV


Let's take another look at how to conquer the fear of failure. 


(1) Pursue your God-given purpose in life. 

To truly succeed at something, you must have a passion for it. And God will not only reveal to you His purpose, He will give you a passion to pursue it. Paul had the gift, education, and connections to pursue a number of different careers. But he wrote, "I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!" What do you feel passionately about? Study it; it's a clue to your destiny. 


(2) Ask yourself these three questions: 

(a) What's the worst that can happen if I don't succeed? You will still have God, your talents, your family, and other opportunities. 

(b) Has this ever been done before? Even if not, so what? 

(c) Is this fear a signal that I don't have the proper people, processes, or plans in place to succeed at this time? Then ask the really big question: What are the benefits I will enjoy if I succeed? Have a can-do attitude. Look your fear in the face and boldly assert: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Php 4:13). 

Don't let the familiarity of this Scripture cause you to recite it by rote. 

  • Say it out loud. 

  • Really absorb the words; 

  • get them into your spirit. 

  • Know that Christ strengthens you to succeed for the glory of God. 

  • Know that when He guides you, 

  • He provides you with all that you need to succeed in whatever He has called you to do.


Don't be afraid of failing

Have a can-do attitude.


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