Wednesday, January 16, 2013
One Thing That Never Fails
Ask most folks what they're afraid of and you'll hear a variety of answers.
By far, one of the most common fears people have is failure.
The fear of failure keeps people from trying new things, chasing their dreams, or making new relationships. They're afraid of failing more than they are excited at the possibility of succeeding. The questions of "what if" hold them back rather than allowing them to move forward.
There's this saying that says, "failure is not an option." The truth is, failure is always an option. Quitting your job to following your dream might lead to failure. (Let's face it - if you can't sing but you dream of being the next American Idol, you might not want to quit your job!)
On the other hand, success is also an option! God has given each and every one of us gifts, passions, and dreams. It's up to us whether or not we're going to pursue those dreams and put forth the hard work and determination it will take to succeed at our dreams.
At the end of the day, life gives us two options - failure or success. It is up to us what the result will be. The good news is, in the midst of it all, even if life fails us - or we fail ourselves - there is one thing that never fails.
Love. never. ever. ever. fails.
There's a song with these lyrics that never cease to amaze me: "Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me."
Despite my ups and down, my fears and failures, God's love never fails. He never gives up on me, even when I've given up on myself. God never leaves, never runs out, even when everyone else is long gone.
You see, God is bigger than our fear of failure. He's even bigger than our actual failures.
Failed career? Failed dream? Failed relationship or marriage?
God is bigger than all of it.
God's love never fails.
When has the fear of failure held you back from something?