You’re not going to fail.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
- John 3:16 (New King James Version)
I've had a few conversations lately with people who are actively struggling with a fear of failure. Whether it's been showing up in their life as imposter syndrome, procrastination or even subconscious self-sabotage, it's significantly affecting their progress toward their goals & dreams. Last night as I laid down for bed, I sensed God speaking to me about it (ya'll know how He starts talking when we finally get quiet lol). What I heard is that:
Our fear of failure is rooted in our sense of unworthiness.
And while this may not be a newsflash to folks who are actively engaged in some sort of therapy process, I still wanted to share some encouragement in this area from a Christian perspective.
True enough, it takes real work to uproot things as deep as unworthiness can be, but that doesn't mean God's power can't help with it too. In fact, it's the very sacrifice of Jesus that served this specific purpose. Not only did Jesus' death purchase the healing we needed in our souls from whatever life inflicted on us that caused us to believe we were unworthy, but the very fact that God gave up the most valuable thing He had for us?!
That means we were WORTH it.
And when you actually believe you're worthy of God's best, it virtually eliminates the fear of failure because why would you fail when you're worthy of success? Marinate on that for a sec.
You can take all the business courses & implement all the formulas but if you don't deal with your mindset around unworthiness, you will continue to sabotage the success God paid for you to have. The good news is, you can literally speak your belief that you're worthy into existence; God made it that way (Proverbs 13:2, Hebrews 11:3 CJB, Romans 4:17, Ephesians 5:1). Below I've given you some scripture-based affirmations around worthiness. If you've been battling with the fear of failure, please speak these over yourself daily. I pray that as you do, that root of unworthiness will dissolve and in its place will grow a confidence that is bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1).
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Dismantle the root of unworthiness & fear of failure by declaring these scripture-based affirmations over yourself (out loud) regularly:
God sent His only Son, His most valuable possession to die for my sins (John 3:16). I am therefore worthy of the love (Romans 8:35-39), healing (Isaiah 53:5) & abundant life (John 10:10) Jesus' sacrifice purchased for me.
Through my faith in Christ, the Spirit of Almighty God has now chosen to live inside me (John 14:17, 1 Corinthians 3:16). And because God is with me, I succeed in everything I do. (Genesis 39:2)
I WILL eat the fruit of the labor of my hands. (Psalm 128:2)
In ALL my labor, there is profit. (Proverbs 14:23)