Do You Fear Failure?

“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.” Psalm 118,6A (NLT)


Imagine there is a big event taking place. You see many people preparing food in a kitchen, or others preparing the field. Your heart tells you to help. So, you go up to someone, and you say, “How can I help?”

The organizer replies, “Create two logins on the same computer for two staff members; I want them to access the same PC with different passwords.

You know how to use the computer well. However, it’s something you’ve never done before. And you wonder why you didn’t get to help in the kitchen or on the field like everyone else. While your assignment seems to be important, it also feels like it’s beyond you.

You know you’ve never done that task. Will you fail or will you succeed? It’s challenging. The task you’ve got is unlike the responsibility that others have. So, why did you get the uncommon task?

In your mind, you thought your assignment would be an effortless one — an everyday task that you’ve done in the past. So, you’re sort of feeling inadequate. It’s scary. While others are expecting you to succeed at that task, if you grab this opportunity, you could also fall flat on your face. It’s risky to take on that task even if it seems small, right?

No one wants to fail.

You can research this. You can try it. Without experience, you’ve got no choice but to learn this new task.

Will you go for this challenge?

Dear Lord, when I ask to help and you open the door, help me to put my trust in you and not in myself. Help me to believe that you’re strong enough to help me to do my best.

Think about a situation that challenges you. How can you grow to adapt to your current situation, whether it’s a relationship or a task? How can the Lord help you overcome your fear?

By Fab Batsakis
Used by Permission


Further Reading

How To Be Sure God Listens To Your Prayers

Get Rid of Guilt – Getting rid of false guilt. Getting rid of real guilt.

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