In today’s lesson, we are continuing our study of Overcoming our Fears. The Bible teaches us not to fear anything or anyone. We as believers must learn to trust the Word of God, obey His Truths and walk in the Spirit and stop walking in the flesh. Now listen to what the Word of God says to us this morning, “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)
What is the reason behind that we all have dreams and goals, but only a very small percentage of us ever achieve them? What are those lucky few doing that most aren’t? What’s stopping us from making our dreams come true, from achieving our lifelong goals? In almost every instance, the cause is fear.
More specifically, it’s usually the fear of failure. We can do what we are dreaming about, but we are so afraid of failure that we stop right in our tracks. Let’s talk about the definition of fear, how to recognize it, and what to do to overcome it.
What is fear?
Fear, in and of itself, is nothing more than an emotion and an illusion. Countless times, we’ve all been afraid to do something that we went ahead and did it anyway, and felt a tremendous amount of relief and accomplishment, and all of the fear and anxiety just went away. Quite often, that doesn’t happen so easily with the fear of failure. You have to work at it because it’s a phobia that leads to a constricted lifestyle.
That’s right, the fear of failure is a phobia, an irrational but severe level of fear that has no basis in reality. It’s called aptychi phobia, and Wikipedia defines it as “the abnormal, unwarranted, and persistent fear of failure.”
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Overcome your fears
Overcome your fears
LET US PRAY:
Father, we thank you for your blessings over our lives this day, and we seek your guidance as we walk this day in Holy Spirit, with our sights focus on you and not our fears. We glorify you in Jesus name, that you would cleanse our hearts of all the evil spirits that are trying to move us away from what you have the purpose for us. In Jesus name, we pray, Amen!