Bad Note Blues
For I, Yahweh your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Don't be afraid; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 WEB
We have a proverb that we live by when performing music: "If you hit a bad note, hit it good.' (Technically, it would be "hit it well", but that's what the phrase is here). In other words, do not let the fear of failure keep you from performing your best. If you are going to fail at something, let it be a glorious failure where you did not hold back, but gave it all that you had. In the end you will be happier, and so will the audience.
I have seen people fumble all the way through a song because they were so concerned about being ready for the bridge that was coming up. When the truth is that ninety-nine percent of the audience will not notice a missed note if you just smile and keep going like you intended to do that.
When God opens the door for you to do something, He will also provide you with the ability to do it. The key is that you have to step out in faith and go through that door when it opens. You will not even know that you have the ability to do it until you try. Peter did not know that he could walk on water, until he tried.
Do not let fear hold you back from what God wants you to do. Step out in faith knowing that He has your right hand and He is the One that will help you. Don't let the worry of a mistake cause you to miss the entire song. Embrace the challenge with a smile knowing that God has got your back. Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Please lead me into all that You have for me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me to trust You and walk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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