My husband and I were talking the other day and I said, “I’m more afraid of success than failure.”
He looked at my quizzically and asked, “What do you mean?
I said, “Well, I guess I see life as a little like a tightrope. Every time you have success, your tightrope gets raised a little higher. There’s farther to fall.”
We hear a lot about the fear of failure but not much about the fear of success. For one thing, it’s easier to hide. All you have to do is claim you’re being “humble” by staying out of the spotlight and you’re off the hook. Not that I’ve ever done that, ahem.
But what if God wants us in that spotlight? Walking the high tightrope? Living that dream we’ve carried around inside for so long? What if?
Insecurity keeps us low to the ground.
And sometimes that’s where God wants us to be (although not from insecurity).
But not always.
It comes down to this—we’re His servants and that means He gets to use us as little or as much as He wants.
In other words, God picks the height of the tightrope.
Our role is to take a deep breath, face our fears, and take steps of obedience.
And God’s role?
Well, that’s the good news…
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22
The tightrope isn’t so scary after all.
It can even be fun…
Especially when you know Who is holding the net.
How can we get over our fear of life’s heights?
* When I planned this series, I didn’t know about Beth Moore’s new book, So Long, Insecurity, You’ve Been A Bad Friend to Us. Everything she does is excellent and I highly recommend it as well as her blog!
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