Scared of Success

When your vision becomes so big that it scares you, you may be right where God wants you to be.

Photo taken by LifeSupercharger on Flickr

I was reading a great post from Tara Rodden Robinson when she shared about an experience that caused her to reshape her vision. In it, she quoted Oswald Chambers and added some of her thoughts. She said:

“Oswald Chambers writes, “We always have a vision of something before it becomes real to us.” But, he goes on, when you realize that the vision is a true picture of future reality, something happens. Desolation steps in and begins to mock you. The temptation to give up starts hammering away, before you’ve even begun, pointing out that current reality bears no resemblance to the vision. That’s when panic sets in.”

It struck a cord with me because as a leader, vision is so vital. It’s easy to listen to all of the nay-sayers (those who have been successful and those who haven’t even attempted what I’m trying to attempt).

If you feel like God has given you a big vision for your organization or ministry, can you relate with feeling scared of succeeding? It will take boldness on your part to believe him and not let doubt become a road block. I can relate. How about you?


About Chris Stevens

I'm an Elementary Principal, husband, father of three, and an imperfect follower of Christ. I have eight years experience at the Jr-Sr High level and 14 years experience speaking at various churches.
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