Weekday devotionals for Christians

Fear is a Hand-Cuff

***Starting Today, the devotionals will come on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday***

Philippians 3:13-15
(13) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
(14) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
(15) Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

The Last thing I would like to encourage you on this topic is:

  1. Don’t be afraid to fail!

You and I will continue to fail and make mistakes until the day we die.  Don’t let others fool you either…they fail a lot too!  I was asked by someone about 4 years ago, “How many more mistakes are you going to make?”  I laughed.  He was serious, and so was I.  While I was respectful to that person, that question from him shows that he thinks that he doesn’t make any mistakes.  My answer was “I will not stop making mistakes until I get to Heaven.”  By the way, NO ONE IS PERFECT!  Only Jesus was perfect.

When we free ourselves from making mistakes, we allow ourselves to get creative, become bold in our endeavors, and we GROW!  Fear has kept back many great ideas, great people, and great visions.  While this is not a license for folly, this should encourage us to grow and try new things in our life!  The only way to not make mistakes is to do nothing and doing nothing is a HUGE MISTAKE!  In my first few years of driving a vehicle, I made many mistakes.  In fact, I got into things called “Accidents.”  Do you know why they are called “Accidents?”  Because they were a mistake!  They are not called “On Purposes”, they are called “Accidents.”  One way to avoid getting into accidents in my vehicle is to not drive it.  But what is the point then of a vehicle if it is not driven?  I think Learning from my mistakes is the “insurance” for my accidents in life.  When I learn from my past mistakes, and I overcome the fear of making any future mistakes, I free myself up to succeed.

So, how about you?  Are you afraid to move forward?  Are you afraid of growth?  Are you afraid of making mistakes?  Don’t worry or be afraid of making mistakes, just learn from them and grow!

-Pastor CW Kennedy

July 3, 2017 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , | 2 Comments