Overcoming your fear of failure
June 8, 2010
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
We often fear failure, don't we? I'm sure that's true across many cultures, but it seems especially true in America. We fear failure to an amazing degree. But, in reality, failure teaches us some of life's most important lessons.
Let me explain. You and I wouldn't have learned to walk if we hadn't failed a little in the process. And the principle of getting back up and trying again is critical in every aspect of our lives, especially in our spiritual lives. No one lives a perfect life.
But do you know the key difference between an average person and an achieving person? It's how they perceive and respond to failure. Achievers let failure work in their lives. They learn from their mistakes and move forward.
Are you learning from your failures? Or do your failures overwhelm you and keep you from moving forward in your life? Listen. If you'll let it, failure can be a friend that leads you back to God. His mercies are new each day—they are eternal. He desires to restore you and is ready to do so right now.
Recognize your failures, your defeats, and your sins for what they are… repent and move forward with the help of God.
IF YOU'LL LET IT, FAILURE CAN BE A FRIEND THAT LEADS YOU BACK TO GOD.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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