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Don’t be afraid of failing

14 December 2023 ‘I will be with you.’ Joshua 1:5 NKJV

Because we’re often very aware of our limitations, we tend to limit our efforts to our comfort zone. And that can lead to a life of mediocrity and unfulfilled dreams. Your efforts don’t rest only on your shoulders, but on God’s. You have a part to play, and you should give it your best effort, but when you’ve done your best, trust God to do the rest. On the edge of the promised land, God said to Joshua, ‘As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage’ (vv. 5-6). Your ability is limited, but God’s ability is unlimited. You might experience failure on your way to success, but God’s guarantee is, ‘I will not fail you.’ The fear of failure is often based on the misplaced belief that our success depends only on our abilities. And because we’re aware of where we fall short, we stay in our comfort zone instead of tackling the giants in the promised land. This can lead to a life of frustration over ‘what could have been’. When you know that what you want lines up with God’s will, be bold and know that you will eventually succeed. ‘Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him’ (1 John 5:14-15 NKJV). When your confidence is ‘in Him’, your success in God’s eyes is assured. When you know that what you want is what God wants, you can move forward in strength.


Armed for spiritual warfare (2) Saturday 24 February
Armed for spiritual warfare (1) Friday 23 February
Don’t doubt God Thursday 22 February
Hypocrisy Wednesday 21 February
The ‘most important’ thing Tuesday 20 February
The breaking process (3) Monday 19 February
The breaking process (2) Sunday 18 February

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