Fear Not

‘Overcoming My Fear of Failure’

 

Scripture reference:  Matthew 25:24-27

24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.

 

Overcoming my fear:

  1. RETHINK your UNDERSTANDING of failure.
  • It does not DISCRIMINATE  Romans 3:23; James 3:2
  • It does not DESTROY Proverbs 24:16a; Romans 8:28
  • It does not DEFINE Psalm 139:14; John 1:12

 

  1. REFOCUS your PERSPECTIVE on failing.
  • It’s more about the MASTER than

          “so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground.”

           Matthew 25:25

  • The PERSON of Jesus is bigger than the PROBLEM of fear.

 You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed?”  Matthew 25:26

  • The REWARD outweighs the RISK.

          “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much.

            Enter into the joy of your master.”

           Matthew 25:23