What is it that is holding you back from what it is that you really want? What is it that is preventing you from POSSESSING that which you really desire?
I know the answer…
The pure, plain, and simple answer is that you have a FEAR OF FAILING!
Go back to a time when your imagination was really soaring, really start mentally enjoying what it is that you want to do, be, and have…
Your imagination is “running free”. The things you see in your imagination are great. They are wonderful. They are beautiful. Amazing things are happening. The spectacular is just a matter of course, it’s a glorious world…
And then it happens…
Like a frigid blast from the North Pole that instantly freezes everything…
Your mind runs a few short scripts that sound like this:
* What if I make a fool out of myself?
* What if I fall flat on my face?
* What if I lose everything I’ve got?
And immediately, YOU SLAM ON THE BRAKES to the beautiful world that exists in your imagination that could just as easily exist in your external world was it not for your fear.
Fear is YOUR GREATEST ENEMY.
Because fear is a paradox. If you fear failure, then you are guaranteed to fail every time. This is the paradox of fear.
If you fear failure, you will fail each and every time. It’s as simple as that and it’s totally guaranteed.
Your fear of failure is ITSELF the biggest failure. Did you get that? The biggest failure is to fear failure.
Because you fear failure, you decide to play it “safe”.
But I must ask you…
Safe from what?
Safe from all the great, wonderful, beautiful, spectacular, amazing things that you could do, be, and have?
Think about that.
Do you really want to be safe from the good and wonderful life that God would like to give you?
Do you really want to “play it safe”, repeating this same “fear of failure” pattern your whole life, until at the last, you come down to death’s bed, never having really lived, never having really accomplished anything great in the Kingdom of God?
Is this what you really want?
Why is it that people always run these self-defeating, negative lines that shut them down? Why don’t they run positive lines that lead them on to accomplishing and achieving great things?
One of my favorite examples of the right way to think can be found in 1 Samuel 14:6-7 “And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few. And his armourbearer said unto him, Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart. ”
Did you see the powerful script that was played in Jonathan’s mind? The script that Jonathan lived by was:
Come, and let me _fill in the blank with something great and wonderful_: it may be that the LORD will work for me: for there is no restraint to the LORD to _fill in the blank with something great and wonderful_.
In this story, Jonathan has an amourbearer. Let me ask you, who is your armourbearer? Who is your shield and buckler? Who is your strength? THE LORD IS!
And it is my full belief that if you have a desire to do great things in God’s Kingdom, then the LORD is saying the same thing to you that Jonathan’s armourbearer said to him, “Do all that is in thine heart. I am with thee according to they heart. ”
Acts 10:38 tells us that “Jesus of Nazareth…went about doing good…for God was with him”. And, we know from the Bible, that Jesus was “God in the flesh” and that “if we’ve seen Jesus, we’ve seen the Father”.
My point is that God is a GOOD GOD who wants GOOD IN YOUR LIFE and who wants you to do GOOD IN HIS KINGDOM.
It is important to lay aside your fear of failure so that God can do good things in your life and through your life. But, there’s another reason why it’s important for you to lay aside your fear of failure…
Revelations 21:8 describes to us a list of sins that if committed will absolutely doom our souls to hell.
Guess what is at the top of God’s list?
Answer: The fearful.
Go back through this article. Read through it. Meditate on it. Build yourself some new, positive scripts. Every time you catch yourself playing one of those old negative scripts, tell yourself:
“I reject these negative thoughts because they are not of God. Instead, I choose to believe in God and believe that He wants to do great things for me and through me. ”
Copyright © 2006 by Lane Fox, MillionairesForJesus.com
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