Fearless of Failure
This video contains: Praise and Worship (00:00); Skit (10:40); Missionary video (12:37); Lesson (16:26); Activity (26:08)
DANIEL 3 : 4-18
Success. Failure. Which do you like better?
Success is what everyone wants and none of us want to be a failure in life. To some of us, failure brings fear. Fear and failure is common to man. How we look and react is what makes the difference. But failure is a tricky thing…what might be failure to me, may not look like failure to you at all.
When you learnt to ride the bicycle, you could not peddle and may have fallen down many times. You might have been upset and felt you failed. But to your parent, who was teaching you, it may not have looked like you had failed in learning to ride the bicycle. They were confident that you would learn to ride very soon, as falling is part of learning.
The world views or defines “failure” very differently from the way God does. We can learn how God defines failure by looking at how He defines success. According to the world view - being rich and powerful makes you successful. People work hard and fear being a failure in the eyes of the world.
God’s view of success
Live in obedience and put your trust in Him. In Joshua 1:8, God tells Joshua to “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful”.
Daniel 3:4-18 - Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego held respectable positions in Babylon, but were thrown into the fiery furnace because they refused to bow to the idol. But God honoured their faith and saved them.
As we live in obedience to God, you might encounter failure in your daily life which may not be your fault sometimes. You could do everything God wants you to and still encounter these failures. E.g.; you may work hard at a difficult subject but fail to do well or you may be kind and loving towards others but fail to make good friends. At times like this you may feel like God has let us down or done something wrong to deserve the failure. It is common to look at people doing well in the eyes of the world and think you have missed something somewhere.
Many times, we believe that good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people. But the Bible teaches us there is more to this life than that. In the Bible many people abandoned their well-planned life and followed God when He called them. This is quite the opposite to what the world tells - to settle down and do what is easy and comfortable. But time and again the Bible shows that a successful life in God’s eyes is a life lived wholly for Him.
Isaiah 55: 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways”. We may not always understand His ways but we can always trust His ways. He is able to take us through any situation, no matter how difficult. God has graciously given us so much we did not earn - families, friends, God’s love, eternal life. His grace will continue to be sufficient for us through this life.
When you go through fear of failure – do you go to friends and try out everything else and then turn to God because you have no other way?
Turn to God first….He will take you through!
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Activity 1: Know your Bible characters
Activity 2: Crossword
Activity 3: Disappear to remember?!
Have a pen and paper with you before you start this activity. Watch the video. Look at all the words carefully once. You may pause the video for few seconds.
Now play !
A word will disappear. Write down that word on the piece of paper.
Now give a second word disappears. Write down the second word.
Now repeat the process.
When all the words disappear, you would have written the memory verse on you paper. Now learn it.