“Be strong and courageous, and do the work . Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you.”
As we consider the uncertainties of the future we are confronted with a powerful temptation. The temptation to ‘play safe’. Unwilling to move mountains, we fret over molehills. Unwilling to entertain great hopes for tomorrow, we focus on the unfairness of today. Unwilling to trust God completely, we take half timid steps, when God intends that we make giant leaps.
Today, ask God for the courage to step beyond the boundaries of your doubts. Ask Him to guide you to a place where you can realise your full potential. A place where you are free from the fear of failure. Ask Him to do His part, and promise Him that you will do your part. Don't ask Him to lead you to a ‘safe’ place: ask him to lead you to the right place. And remember those two places are seldom the same.
Do not be one of those who, rather than risk failure never attempt anything.
If you're too afraid of failure, you may not live up to your potential. Remember that failing isn't nearly as bad as failing to try.