I had to share this coz i believe every human needs this; including me.
God is calling us to be bold. If you have the tendency
to not take chances in life because you’re afraid of
making mistakes, God wants you to know He’s
pleased with you when you try. It doesn’t matter if
you don’t do everything exactly right. What matters
is that you step out in faith, believing God will help you!
Second Timothy 1:7 says that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power—and He wants us to
use it! It doesn’t take courage to do what we already
know we can do. True courage is displayed when
you’re afraid to do something but you go ahead and do it anyway. The truth is, we don’t ever have to fear
because we can ask God for His help anytime we
Taking the Focus Off of Performance.
There are so many people who are so afraid of
making a mistake that they don’t do anything.
Instead, they sit around saying, “What if I’m wrong?”
Well, we’re human. We’re going to make mistakes
and look silly from time to time. We can be so afraid of being judged or criticized or getting laughed at. But the only thing fear does in
our lives is stop our progress. What matters to God is relationship…not
performance. God knows we aren’t perfect, and He’s
totally okay with it. The problem is, the devil knows it
too, and he does his best to tell us every step of the
way! We can be going along, serving God, doing good,
stepping out in faith and then all of a sudden,
without there being any justification for it, we’ll have
a day or week when we have an attack on our mind
about fear. That’s when we need to say what God’s
Word tells us:
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the
world. On the contrary, they have divine power to
demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and
every pretension that sets itself up against the
knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought
to make it obedient to Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NIV
Honesty Outweighs Perfection.
We can care too much about what people think of us
to the point where it totally immobilizes us and we
are petrified about looking wrong. But do you know
what? I think if we are more truthful, we will actually
get more respect than we do by trying to hide
everything, pretending we’re perfect. I believe one of the main reasons people like to
listen to me is that I tell all my junk. It helps them to
relax, to relate to me, and offers them hope that if I
can do some of the things I’ve done and make it, so
can they. We need to stop living in fear of making mistakes,
because we will make mistakes—period. God is not
asking us to not make any mistakes. He’s calling us to be bold—fearless in approaching Him, in stepping
out in faith, and in trusting Him to lead us.
– Joyce Mayers.