These articles often deal with the power of fear in our lives and how to break the power of said fear. Fear is at least as old as the Garden of Eden and perhaps older.
Genesis 3:10, So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."
God’s question, “Where are you,” sets Adam to self-examination and upon this examination Adam concludes, “It’s all her fault!” Life hasn’t changed much since the earliest of times! Yet, this brief conversation in Eden gives us the key to understanding and dealing with fear.
We humans are deeply terrified of any thing that resembles failure. Many college students are totally overcome with the fear of failing a test, as are some professional pilots when the annual proficiency check ride and medical exam is due. The list continues, but you get the idea. Adam was afraid of God, who created him, would see his nakedness! Think about this.
To fail at any endeavor may mean loss, but emotionally it will mean other people will know, and thus figuratively “see” my nakedness.
James Matthew Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan wrote concerning failure with this insightful statement:
“We are all failures, at least all the best of us.” James Matthew Barrie.
Mr. Barrie while eminently successful as a writer came from what many would call “a failed childhood” from which he never recovered and is the root of his Peter Pan. His truth expressed in today’s quote deals, painfully, with the roots of our human fear of failure in attempts such as marriage, business and life in general. Earl Nightingale coined a phrase that encapsulates this fear, “Too many souls are attempting to tip toe safely to the grave!”
You should really give whatever your most cherished dream is a full-hearted try. What if you fail? Join the rest of the human crowd. God will cover your failure as He did that of Adam and Eve.
Copyright © 2018 Larry Lilly
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