Jack’s Winning Words 11/6/15
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” (Seen on Facebook) It’s called, atychiphobia, the fear of failure. Many of us, at times, have this phobia and its signs…a stomach ache…what will people think?..it will show I’m not smart…procrastination. But what if you didn’t fear failure? What would you want to do? We all have our “What ifs…” For me, I’m strengthened by the promise of God (in Isaiah). “Fear not, I am with you to the end of time.” ;-) Jack
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: another good word for today. thanks.====JACK: The question remains....What would you do if you weren't afraid of failure?
FROM SHARIN' SHARON: I'm not afraid of failure, I'm afraid of the devil and my enemies and actually have some of those. If a person is fighting for inclusiveness rather than exclusivity, there are bound to be people who will fight for the status quo. And actually one always needs to be humble and aware that the fight might be wrong for this time in history or something. God's wisdom is greater than our limited human thinking and constantly am learning to live with that truth and still take a chance on speaking out myself knowing I'll survive getting beat up a bit. Thanks for your Friday morning WW.====JACK: Martin Luther wrote about being chased by the devil, too. He even mentioned it in his hymn, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him; His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure, One little word shall fell him.
FROM TARMART REV: Someone once reminded me that if Adam and Eve would have feared failure and NOT have partaken of the forbidden fruit, we would have not known the redemptive work of God . . . it encourages us in deed with that promise of God (in Isaiah), “Fear not, I am with you to the end of time.”====JACK: Do you wake up each morning fearing failure...or expecting success? ====REV: Success definitely . . . All things through Christ who strengthens me . . . I have to remind myself of that at times when things don't go my "understanding" way.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Skydiving, walking on that glass walkway over the Grand Canyon, run for office...among a few. But I too step out each day knowing God will catch me and keep me safe. I am the one with the fears and He knows each one.====JACK: FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Skydiving, walking on that glass walkway over the Grand Canyon, run for office...among a few. But I too step out each day knowing God will catch me and keep me safe. I am the one with the fears and He knows each one.====JACK: It should be comforting to know that when you go skydiving God will be there to catch you if something goes wrong. Then you can sing the hymn, "Safe in the arms of Jesus."