Victory and Defeat (Religious Content)
I saw this on the Internet and found it very liberating. I wanted to share it in case it might help some one else.
You have a responsibility to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. One must act sincerely, according to God’s leading. Victory or defeat depends on the Lord.
Victory is always the Lord’s (Proverbs 21:31). But, as far as mankind is concerned, victory is at the Lord’s discretion for His purposes. “And we know that all things (both victory and defeat) work together for good to those who love God, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
It really takes the pressure off if I don't have to worry about the outcome. A lot of times worry over the outcome keeps me from moving forward.