It’s interesting that in a society that praises success, many students have a
fear of success. Although every student generally desires to do well, the reality
of it can be filled with fear, anxiety, and stress. Many students would rather
sabotage their own success by procrastinating and settling for a low grade
than having to know what their best effort could have gotten them.
Truth of the matter is, as Christians, when it comes to success we should be
fearless! Who are you NOT to be successful?! No one else has been promised by the Creator of heaven and earth that He would equip them like He
has promised His sons and daughters (Deut. 31: 6, 8; Josh 1: 5). His promises
are words you can bank on and rely on because the bottom won’t fall out! He
desires for you to have great success (Ps. 1: 3, Ps.35: 27). God hasn’t given
you a spirit of fear, what He has really given you is the ingredients for success:
power, love, and a sound (disciplined) mind.
Here are 3 ways to take what God HAS given you to be fearless:
1. Rewrite the script
The most important story ever told is the story YOU tell yourself. Even what
Jesus says about you waits on you to agree with it first before it can manifest
and change your life. You cannot be fearless if you keep taking the role as your
own worst critic who causes you to take yourself out of an opportunity before it
even begins. It’s time to rewrite the script to be your best cheerleader. Sometimes we rely so heavily on others to cheer us on, but what about if they are
not there in the most critical moments? What about if their words actually don’t
help? David encouraged himself in the Lord (1 Sam. 30: 6), and sometimes you
have to be your best encourager to make the goals you desire actually happen
even when obstacle stare right at you!
2. Respecting yourself
“Respect” can be broken down into two parts: “spect”- which usually is related
to ‘seeing’ and the prefix “re”- associated with ‘again’. So, respect can be
thought of as looking at something again with a different perspective, with a
perspective that is honourable. Being fearful is not an honourable perspective
of yourself, in fact, fear distorts and destroys how you see yourself. Respecting
yourself is seeing your abilities in a favourable perspective that causes you to
3. Rest and Reset: Prayer and the Word of God
Praying and reading the Word daily is truly the bread and butter to being fearless. Without praying and reading God’s word, there is no definitive or transformative power to produce lasting change. Praying allows you to be in the state
of rest, because fear makes us anxious. You kill fear off when you give the
issue to God and rest in Him. You reset your mind on what to focus on when
you read the Word of God.
Be fearless as a student. Through the Holy Spirit you have been empowered
to rewrite the script. Stop casting yourself as the timid student afraid of success. Instead, play your true role as the bold student who dares to achieve and
dream as big as God is. If there is no limit to what God can do, then Christ in
you is also limitless.
The stage is ready, the spotlight is on, this is your time-- go!
Every Fearless Student
Rewrites the Script!
By: Rosemond Ennin