“The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.” — Elbert Hubbard, American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher (1856 – 1915)
Do you worry about making a mistake? Do you worry that you will fail? Does that stop you from even trying?
We all have some degree of fear within us, that’s natural and normal. But when our fear grows to such a degree that it paralyses us, whilst that might also be a natural reaction taking place in our body and it’s normal, it is no longer helpful. Like the person who gets stuck half way up a ladder, or a tree, unable to go up or down because of fear, we need to overcome that paralysis.
Dig deep into your mind, and realise that you do not need to fear:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
So, don’t fear making a mistake today. That sense of fear does not come from God, your Creator. And whilst you might feel the fear, step out and do what you want to do anyway. The greatest mistake you might make in your life is to give in to your fear and to do nothing as a result. We pray that you overcome your fear and know God’s power, His love, and self-discipline in your life today. Amen.
Coming soon – #ThursdayThought booklet, with a collection of quotes.