Is there anyone out there willing to admit they have a fear of failure? 🤚 I’ll admit it. Too many times I have started something only to get to a point I don’t know what to do next, or the next step is one I’m not ready to take. It starts to get into my head that every time I try something new I’m destined to fail.
Now I have a harder question. Does anyone out there have a fear of success?
Again,🤚. As a Christian, I’ve been taught that pride is a sin. It is the big one that got Lucifer kicked out of heaven. Pride opens up a whole can of worms that would take too much time and thought to unpack, but somehow I equate success with pride. It feels uncomfortable to receive praise or compliments for my accomplishments or my talents. Yet, I crave them. In my head I’m thinking, ”Its a trap!” If I’m successful as a writer, or a singer, I’ll receive the acknowledgment I crave causing me to be puffed up with pride. 😇🤩😎😔
When I read my daily scripture I had a bit of an aha moment, as it connected to another one I was given by a friend yesterday. (I don’t know why I’m always surprised when God does this.) The scripture that was given me is the one in the picture for this post. The one I read today is this:
When you succeed, we will celebrate and shout for joy. Flags will fly when victory is yours! Yes, God will answer your prayers and we will praise him!
Psalm 20:5 TPT
When success comes from God, from answered prayers, there is cause to celebrate! When we walk in the light of His presence he reveals the path and he fights the battles. When we keep to the path we will find many opportunities to give glory to our Father who delights in our successes.