“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.” (II Tim 1:7 AMP)
The Word of God says, “we are snared by the words of our mouth”, so we must be careful in what we say but also avoid murmurings (complaining) and disputings (arguments). Cantankerous is not a compliment but a plague to be avoided. Very few people like to be around a whiner. Life is good for the Believer because we KNOW God will take care of us. So with our mouths, we give thanks and praise to the One Who is Worthy. May our speech ALWAYS be seasoned with salt: “Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] withsalt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you] (Col. 4:6 AMP).” It is imperative that we know how to speak to or communicate with fellow believers and the ungodly in such a way that glorifies Jesus.
Don’t be afraid to confront or challenge yourself to overcome the fear of failure. Don’t be afraid of change within you. We should never be so comfortable with ourselves to the place where we think we don’t need improvement. There’s ALWAYS room for improvement – for EVERYONE!
Failure is the pathway to success. If you’re going to fail, Fail Forward. Strive to accomplish something. Start with your words…
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Mt. 12:37)