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When I am conscious of the fear of failure holding me back, I go through a kind of personal checklist:


1. Does this fear come basically from pride, a fear that I will not live up to my own expectations or to those of others?


2. Do I remember that God has called me first to faithfulness, then to efficiency?


3. Do I trust that the Holy Spirit is working before me, with me, and through me?


4. Do I remember that I am called to be neither more nor less successful than Jesus Christ was?


5. Do I remember that God does his greatest work when I seem to be weakest? Isn’t that, after all, the mystery of the cross?


Leighton Ford, Good News is for Sharing, p. 65.


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