Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure by Keith Cook

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15

Can we go into all the world and preach the Gospel? Yes, We Can! Jesus would not have sent us on a mission that didn't matter. He wouldn't just send us on a mission that we couldn't do! Therefore, the mission matters, and we can do it.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."  Philippians 4:13

Many times people do not share their faith and they do not go on mission trips for many different reasons.

1. They do not serve the Lord because they fear rejection.

2. They do not serve the Lord because they fear the unknown.

3. They do not serve the Lord because they fear failure and do not want to fail.

Right now in America, there is a television show on air where people are bidding for a job in a major corporation. They are all trying to win the President's and CEO's favor. The workers are doing everything that they can to land the job. Anything that CEO asks of them, they are willing or forced to do. They do not want to be referred to as a failure. They do not want to lose the job or position.

Today the Lord has called you and He has told you that you will not fail if you will go out in the power of the Holy Spirit to share for Christ. Many of you today may be trying to measure up to someone's expectations of how you are supposed to show your faith or how you are supposed to live the Christian life. You may also be looking at some false examples of how to do God's work. Let me tell you the truth, if you need an example to follow, you have the best pattern to pattern your life after in the life and example of Jesus Christ. Follow the example of Christ. Consider doing the following to tackle your fears and do all Christ is calling you to do:

1. Get your Bible and open it up. Read and study about Jesus Christ and then let His example and passion become your own.

2. Read about the early disciples, the apostles, and how they lived their Christian life. Then put their positive examples into the patterns of your everyday life. Be inspired and motivated by their observations, trials, and victories.

3. Go out and put the Word into action by living by faith. Don't be afraid to try great things for God and to attempt great things for God. You can do it today.

Don't fear failure, work, the unknown, or rejection because "greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world". (1 John 4:4)

Daily Prayer Focus: Praise God for the victories He has given to you over fear in your own life. Pray for an opportunity to share your testimony with someone today so that they can find true victory in Jesus as well.

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