Fear of success
Webster dictionary puts the definition of success as a favorable or desired outcome. Other definitions of outcome include a result, the attainment of wealth or eminence.
The world deems success as acquiring things that have earthly value. Tangible things that can perish away before or when you die. Now being honest, having things is not a bad thing we do need clothes to protect our bodies for example. However, when you use those things to present to others who you are and what you stand for it becomes an issue.
You see, God does not examine things the same way we do. God views success as something that cannot be taken away or that lasts for an eternity.
The word of God says:
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8 King James Version
Here God tells us the exact steps to have success! We are programmed by the world in its seducing deceit that success is a lovely unknown mystery. That is a lie to keep our focus from God. God says that if we not only study His word but apply to our life that we will be prosperous.
So, the great question now is why do say we want success and reference it to plans that are not of God? Why do we want God to bless us in careers and jobs that do not glorify Him? Why does one pray for God to favor them in worshipping a walk that slaps God in the face? What god is it that blasphemous person really praying to for success? What success are we aiming for when we beg and plead to God for access to do things that are opposite to what the word of God tells us to do?
Brother, sister, why are we so afraid of success?
It is something crippling about being successful that causes us to run from the destiny that God intends for us. That something causes us to run from the truth and shift towards the lie because it truly wants us to be nothing. Anything not of God is bankrupt no matter what it is. It can look shiny and good, but is it holy is what we should ask ourselves.
That something is Satan.
The fear of success stems from us being bombarded with lies of Satan and believing them to be true. Satan tells us success is what have that we can touch or what we feel. The real truth is that success is who we are which are worshippers of God. We were created to worship God, to serve God. We are just an illustration of His love. Worshipping God is glorifying Him and we do that by studying His word and applying it to our life.
It is so liberating to know who you are because it shows your purpose. You were created by God for God.
The fear of success is not for you, be set free.
God has called you for something greater than this world.
Ask yourself do you have the fear of success.