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.



Public Speaking.




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?


Denise Dilley said...

Beautiful encouragement, Denise. Even our biggest failures can be transformed into success when God gets a hold of them.

Denise Dilley said...

Thanks, Eileen! With God, all things are possible, especially when it comes to redemption.

Denise Dilley said...

uh, when hasn't the fear of failure held me back from something? wasted too much of my life wallowing in the fear of failure.

Denise Dilley said...

Great post!

Denise Dilley said...

What finally made you get past your fear of failure & start chasing your dreams?

Denise Dilley said...

Thanks, Kelly.

Denise Dilley said...

oh, the fear of failure is still there. but i think it came down to the old adage that the pain of the same was greater than the pain of change. so i decided to change. it's still a struggle at times, but the more i work at it the easier it's getting. just gotta push through and create and try and learn.

Denise Dilley said...

Love this! I'm learning more and more how much of a liar fear is. Who cares if we fail? We have an unfailing God!

Denise Dilley said...

Thanks, Andrew. I agree - in light of the fact that we have an unfailing God, we should not care if we fail! What freedom He brings.