A year ago, I wrote a post on fear of failure in creative work. I thought it was funny that one of my posts from last year's 31 day series coincided with this year's 31 day series, so I thought I would share it again on this throwback Thursday.
You can read the post here: Freedom From the Fear of Artistic Failure
I still struggle with feeling like a failure when it comes to art and creative content as well as the broader scope of life.
I constantly fail and that's not an understatement. I fail at waking up in the morning at the time that I want to get up. I fail at making time for exercise each day. I fail at getting the things done that I need to get done. I fail at even basic life functions. I still don't know how to properly boil an egg, and within the past week, I messed up a batch of cookies made from a store bought mix.
But there is hope in the midst of failure. We're going to fail. We're already failing. But there is one who did not fail. One who was victorious and now rules and reigns.
His name is Jesus, and I talk about him a lot. I'm going to keep talking about him a lot.
Because of Jesus and his victory over sin and death, we are free to be failures. We can not not fail in this broken world. It's impossible. But even when we fail in this life, we are still counted as victors if we believe that Jesus was victorious for us.
I hope you take hold of that today, and I hope that that truth frees you from fearing failure. You're going to fail, but that's okay. There is One that is victorious, and when we have faith in him, we're victors too!
Here is another post from a friend that recently wrote about FAILURE. This post is geared towards those that are fundraising for ministry work, but I think it's applicable beyond fundraising.
Let's let faith be greater than fear!
This post is part of a 31 day series called Faith > Fear. You can read all of the posts in the series here.
(As a side note, I never finished the animation that I mentioned in throwback post, but it wasn't from fearing how it would turn out.)
Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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