Have you ever been so scared to make a mistake, that you didn’t try at all?
This was me for the majority of my life. Being free from the fear of failure is so fresh and new to me. It wasn’t until just a few months ago that I finally understood the reality of the presence of the fear of failure in my life. It has previously prevented me from doing so many things. Things I enjoy. Things that I want to learn. It prevented me from even discovering new things about myself & about God. Fear of failure will stop you from growing.
The Lord has so patiently been helping me along through this. It’s so refreshing to see things from HIS perspective and to be free… free to fail even. I purposed in my heart that I would no longer be afraid to make a mistake. Since then… I’ve started blogging just about every week, along with several other things I wanted to do but never did. Being free from the fear of failure also helps you in the mundane routine of life. I have had the courage (thank you Jesus) to do things I normally wouldn’t do in my day to day life. It’s so liberating. Today, I’m very thankful to be free from the fear of failure. & with that being said – I want to encourage anyone that is paralyzed by this type of fear. You don’t have to be afraid to make a mistake. I promise that it’s not the end of the world when you do. These last few months of doing things that I haven’t done before… I’ve failed. Just because I’m free from the FEAR of failure, doesn’t mean I haven’t made any mistakes. However, attempting new things and failing feels a whole lot better than not attempting anything at all.
Feelings aside…. how can I walk by faith, if I’m not willing to trust God, even in the mess of mistakes?
If you have been living (or not living much at all) in a place of the fear of failure, I encourage you to take it to The Lord today. Ask Him to forgive you for agreeing with the fear of failure and ask Him to set you free from this fear. He will bring freedom. That’s His heart.
Now, what are some new things you can do that you haven’t attempted in the past?
Embrace the mistake & let God embrace you in your mistakes.
Love y’all a lot.
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Isaiah 41:10 NLT – Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 35:5 NLT – Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.”
Psalm 94:9 NLT – When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.