FEARLESS of FAILURE
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Everyone fears failure right? Not just kids, but adults too. I’m sure there have been moments when you wanted to take part in an event, but you ended up choosing not to because of the fear of failure.
As Christians, the fear of failure can be of two kinds:
1) The ordinary kind of failure that affects us whenever we do something that doesn’t live up to the high standards set in this world. Some people can get sad, and give up after failing a few times.
They decide that failure is something that causes too much embarrassment and just choose to no longer do that activity. For example, if there is a running race and I take part in it. During the race, just as I’m about to win, I trip and fall. Hence, I end up not coming first. That feeling of failure can make me feel embarrassed and sad; it can make me feel like I’m useless.
We may be weak in studies, or terrible at sports or our clothes may not be good as others. In God’s eyes none of these makes us a failure. Yes, God has called us to be sincere, to do our best and to be our best. When we fail inspite of our hardwork God does not look at us as a failure.
It is what God thinks of us that matters the most. The world - our friends or our teachers may call us a failure but God doesn’t call us a failure. Remember, God created you and God doesn’t create failures.
David says in Psalm 139:13 & 14, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful”. Will you remember that? You are wonderfully made by God!
2) The spiritual failure which stems from disobeying God and sinning. Now, just as we go through physical failures like the one we spoke about earlier, sometimes we can also fall prey to the temptations of the Devil. After that happens, we can feel embarrassed about how we’ve failed God. This is usually after we’ve promised God to follow his commandments, we tend to try and get away from God in embarrassment.
Like the prodigal son (Luke 15), God invites us to repent and confess our sins. When we fail God, if we repent God is willing to forgive us.
But when we come back to God, we must also live responsibly. We cannot keep on sinning just because God forgives us (Rom 6:15-18).
God is so loving that he wants to help us. He has given us His Holy Spirit to guide us and to help us. In Ezekiel 36:27 “And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.”
God loves you even when you fail him. He’s always waiting for us to realise our mistakes, repent and come back to him. Most importantly, we have the Holy Spirit to help us and guide us.
I would also encourage all of you to do your very best in whatever you decide to do. God will take care of the rest, as long as we put in our 100% effort. The Bible says in Colossians 3:23-24, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
In God’s eyes, when you believe in him, you are a success, no matter what. If you fear God, and walk with him faithfully you do not need to fear failure because God is taking care of you.
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