One of the biggest problems we face today is the "fear of failure"! We live in a society that worship what they call winners!
- "Winning is not everything, it's the only thing"
- "To the winner goes the spoils"
- "Second place is last place"
Victory is great! Winning is sweet! Most times victory takes extreme discipline, dedication, and determination in whatever profession you choose. However, because we tend to worship the victors and vilify all others, what has been created is a generation who is not only unprepared to compete but paralyzed by the fear of failure!
I'd like to encourage this new generation that fear is a real emotion, but it is not a God-given human attribute. Fear, like courage is a choice, and fear is not a choice the Lord wants you to choose!
2 Timothy 1:7 tells us "for God did not five us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
Life is all about taking calculated risks, based on solid facts, and ultimately trusting the Lord, to lead and guide you through the obstacle course ahead! Failure to try, is more demoralizing than failure to succeed! Without entering into the race, you are guaranteed a non victorious outcome.
So Get Up! Get Going! Set Some goals! Take a chance! Get in the Race! Run to win... but don't fear failure!
In God's eyes, doing your very best... your VERY BEST, makes you a winner no matter what the final outcome. The strange thing is that since so few ever bother to give it a try, by giving your very best, your chances of coming out on top are just as high as the mountain you are trying to climb! Always Remember, You can't win... if you don't first jump in!
Marvin Sapp - I Win