WHAT’S STOPPING YOU? FEAR OF SUCCESS! (1)
Researchers conducted an experiment in which frogs were placed in separate glass jars covered with lids to prevent them from escaping. At first the frogs kept jumping, trying to escape, but each time they hit their heads on the lid. After thirty days of doing this, something amazing happened. When the lids were removed from the jars, the frogs never jumped out even though they could easily have done so.
Because they had formed a belief system that the top of the jar was as high as they could go—their limiting belief system kept them trapped in the jar! The Israelites did that too: ‘Again and again they… limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power…’ (vv. 41-42 NKJV).
Are you holding on to limiting belief systems, even though they are no longer true and are sabotaging your future?
‘I’m too young, too old, I’m a woman, I’m the wrong nationality, I don’t have the education, I don’t have the talent, I don’t have the connections, I failed too badly, etc.’
Fear of success stems from:
1) Fear of not being worthy of success.
2) Fear of being unable to meet the expectations and fulfil the responsibilities that accompany success.
3) Fear of being rejected by those unhappy about your success.
4) Fear of losing control of normal, private life.
5) Fear of saying no to friends and family who feel entitled to control you. Get rid of your limiting belief systems!
Not only will God give you success, He will give you the skill and strength to handle it.
‘They…limited the Holy One of Israel.’ Psalms 78:41 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
O Lord, You have searched me & known me!
I praise you, for I am fearfully & wonderfully made.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in Your book!
Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed!
How precious to me are Your thoughts!
I awake & I am still with You!
Search me, o God, & know my heart!
Try me & know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me, & lead me in the way everlasting!
Every day of your life has already been written! What will today read in your precious book? Let it be the beginning of the most amazing chapter of your life! Ask God to search your heart & lead you perfectly today! He has promised you so much! Only believe & seek Him today & you will be amazed!!