dear Vanessa ~ fear of failure

Dear Vanessa,
Recently I have taken on a new job, and I have felt at times that it is out of my league.    I am unsure of myself and my abilities and am scared of failing.      A number of questions run through my mind on a daily basis, and then I feel just defeated.     Maybe I am not made for this job.

Dearest Jessica,

Our minds can convince us that we are not good enough, or we are not meeting expectations.   I am sure that when this happens, satan is sitting back and smiling.   But you know deep down inside how much you are loved, and God your father has your back.  He knows your capabilities.    Rely on Him, we cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our response.

Let go of the fear and the stream of questions that flow through your mind, “What if” “I can’t”.

What if you can?

Fear can disable us from living fully.

We accumulate
we plan
we hoard
and stay stuck based on our fears. We keep our feelings to ourselves for fear on how we will be judged.

During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples save him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out with fear. But Jesus immediately said to them:

“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord if it is you,” Peter replied, “Tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me.” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” He said, “why do you doubt?” (Matthew 14:25-31)

What is stopping you from moving forward today?   

Choose your response, move forward with both feet in.

You can do this!

Often our beliefs or fears, the pursuit of happiness through materialistic means, or wanting external validation to feel good drive our direction.   Remember, YOU were made for good.   Do not let the fear disable you, let it go.

Grab the courage to move forward, let it go and give it to God. There is so much good that can come from sharing, loving and climbing that mountain. Get on those hiking boots, and start the climb, once you reach the top there will be no looking back.

Take a leap of faith, and a wee bit of courage my friend. You can do this.

May you be blessed,


Dear Lord God,
I pray for those that feel uncertain and are faced with disabling fear.  Give them the strength and courage to step out in faith and trust YOU.    I pray for this in Jesus Name Amen.

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3 responses to “dear Vanessa ~ fear of failure

    • Thank-you so much for popping by! We were made for more and can get past the fear. May you be blessed!


  1. Reblogged this on Awakening the Soul and commented:
    Dear Vanessa Fear of Failure #courage


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