I concluded by asking, "Have you ever heard anyone say, 'You know, I might mess this up, so just to be safe, I won’t do it.'"?
The point being, Doing nothing is worse than failing.
Our fear of failure can be so overpowering that we live our life frozen in - nothing.
- We accomplish nothing.
- We do nothing.
- We discover nothing.
He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44).
Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane, prayed in earnest for what was about to happen. His crucifixion. But what if He hadn't taken the initiative? What if Jesus had said, "You know, I might mess this up, so just to be safe, I won’t do it."? What would our world be like today?
The youth group said, overwhelmingly, that our lives would be so different and not in a good way! Their right!
Don't be afraid to fail.
#1 - Pray for courage.
#2 - Read about people in the Bible who failed and how they recovered from their failures.
#3 - Determine not to live with a spirit of fear, but of love, power and of self-control.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to overcome my fear of failure. AMEN!
ENJOY MEMORIAL DAY! Remember those who gave their lives for your freedom!