Example: Trying out for the musical in high-school. I had fear because I most likely wouldn't get any part and would stumble over my words, etc so therefore it just wasn't worth it.
However, there have been more times than not where I have pushed through that FEAR of failure and reached a level of VICTORY that wouldn't have been possible without just moving forward.
Example: Deciding to Photograph weddings. I was deathly afraid of entering this arena because of the responsibility and intense-ness. Yet there came victory... and it is my favorite thing now!
I got to thinking about this last night when our ohh-so-sad-Vikings didn't seem to have much victory in the BIG game vs. the Packers. I thought, I wonder how they view this? Do they see it is a major failure or as a LESSON....
[I also got excited because I got Jude and I matching shirts for NEXT year!!]
In life when there is failure (or what we think might be failure) it is often so clearly accompanied with VICTORY! I feel like I experience that a lot in life... it's just taking the mistakes/messup's/situations and CHOOSING to turn them into a learning process which will ALWAYS result in Victory.
a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"
[ Josh did a lot of this last night... ]
Deuteronomy 20:4For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."