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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

Episode 9: Moving Past the Fear of Failure

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None of us were born with a fear of failure. But over time, as we learn and grow and live imperfectly, we begin to attach labels to our journeys and mishaps. We call them failures, and over time, we may determine we are as well. Our faulty processing will greatly hinder our progress, growth, and effectiveness, if we let it.

Fear of failure often stems from a very dangerous focus: Making much of ourselves and little of God. But Scripture tells us life—and growth—comes when we die to ourselves so that Christ can live in and through us.

Resources:
Nothing to Prove, by Jennie Allen
Little Women, Big God and Little Faith Big God by Debbie W. Wilson
Give Yourself a Break: The Secrets to God's Rest by Debbie W. Wilson

Find Debbie W. Wilson at: DebbieWWilson.com and on Facebook

Contact Jennifer through her website HERE to have her speak at your next women’s event.

Find Jennifer at: https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenslattery

Group Discussion Questions:

1. What is your definition of failure?
2. How do you respond when you fail?
3. Have past “failures” impacted your willingness to take on new opportunities?
4. Why is it important to measure success based on obedience rather than results?
5. How might “dying to ourselves” give us the courage to obey and embrace new opportunities?
April 15, 2020
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Meet Your Hosts
Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com.
Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at http://www.jodiebailey.com.
As a writer and speaker, Shellie Arnold has published articles, written weekly devotional curriculum, taught at writers’ conferences, spoken at homeschooling events, and conducted classes, seminars, and retreats for various church groups. A home school mom of over twenty years, she knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have, even for believers. She has three published novels: The Spindle Chair, Sticks and Stones, and Abide With Me, all of which depict the “perfect storms” in marriage - what happens when our weaknesses hit head-on, and we’re both left wondering if anything can be salvaged. Visit her at http://www.shelliearnold.com.
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