Activating Love 1 - Patience - David Mitts
There is only one guarantee in life for success, Love. Love never fails. Failure is rooted in fear. There is an emotional state called the fear of failure. But I am not just talking about the emotional state called the fear of failure but rather the condition of fear that produces failure. What is failure?
Failure, biblically, means to be defeated. It implies the possibility of loss, as in a contest. Failure, or the possibility of it, drums up images of adversaries who can best us. It is the outcome, or the possible outcome, of a performance driven reality. Being driven to perform is the state of a heart that is trying to find security or significance. This quest is intrinsic to humans created in God’s image and likeness. As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Yeshua means salvation which is the answer to security and becomes the foundation for significance. Apart from Him, we are doomed to works-based righteousness which delivers neither security nor significance and leaves us in fear. You can never get enough of what you don’t really need.