A lesson from launch

Updated: Jul 20

There’s something scary about doing new things…Especially when those things involve being vulnerable or a big investment. Nobody wants to get hurt, mess up, or worse yet, fail.

I couldn’t sleep the night before I launched Semester Together. I was up late testing and fixing my website, and by the time I decided to go to bed, I started reading through the book a little bit to make sure everything looked good (Not that I’d be able to change it at that point anyway, but I still worried.)

As I flipped through the pages, I stopped at the chapter about failure and began to read. It was the perfect reminder I needed.


I was letting my fear of failure be bigger than my purpose. My worries were shadowing my faith in the God who gave me my dreams in the first place.


There are plenty of things already out there that stop us from living out the mission God has for us, and most of them we can’t control. But the one thing we can control is our fear, yet it still happens to be one of the most effective obstacles.

We’ve got work to do. We can’t let our fears stop us.




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