My Overwhelming Fear of Failure & Jesus

August 27, 2018

Y’all, I know this site is called Candidly Christian, but somethings are easier to be candid about than others. Somethings are just plain hard to admit… Like my overwhelming fear of failure.

Over a year and a half ago I wrote about how we don’t need to face our fears, but keep our focus on Jesus. It was great advice, but I still get paralyzed by my fear of failure from time to time. Okay, more often than not.

I tend to focus on all of my shortcomings. All the things I do wrong. So, when I look to the future and see all that I could do, I really just see all the ways that I could fail. The result leaves me with this overwhelming fear of failure to the point that I get sick to my stomach.

Yet I know that’s not what God wants for me.

My Fear of Failure & Jesus

When God brings opportunities into my life, He doesn’t bring them in so He can watch me fail and fall apart. He doesn’t trust me with His words and His work knowing I could never stand a chance, keep up, or hold it all together.

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