The Fear of Success
by Rick Boxx
December 9, 2011
It was the night before my last final in college. While waiting to study with a classmate, I'll call Jim, I heard a commotion. Someone yelled, "Jim, where are you going, don't you have a final in the morning?"
Jim had his luggage in hand shouting, "I'm going home. I can't take the pressure anymore, I quit." Moments later Jim's car roared towards home.
Jim had overcome years of failure to head into his finals with a 4.0 grade point, but the fear of success overcame him.
2 Timothy 1:7 encourages us, "For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."
If you’re feeling pressured by possible success remember God can help you maintain self control, and give you the power to succeed.
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