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With No Risk, No Reward!

Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself,without comparing himself to somebody else, Galatians 6:4

 Take a good look at what's left of your life and decide to make it count. Life's saddest words are found on a tombstone that reads: 'When it came time to die, I had not lived.'

It is frightening to take risks and try new things. We think, 'What if I fail?' What if you do? It will not be your first mistake. And no matter how bad it is it probably will not be your worst mistake. And unless you fail at something really spectacular like attempting to climb Mount Everest or swim the English Channel, it probably will not be your last mistake. One thing you can count on, whichever way it goes you will grow in wisdom, experience and character. In other words, you will become wiser for just having tried.

Rick Warren writes: 'I could have taken a hundred gift and ability tests as a young man and would never have discovered that I was gifted at teaching, because I had never done it! It was only after I began accepting opportunities to speak that I saw the results, received confirmation from others and realized God has gifted me to do this.'

Unless you are willing to risk getting involved you are not going to know what you are good at. The road to success is never mistake-free. But then, neither is the road to failure. So the choice is yours. That's why Paul writes, 'Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that...' (Galatians 6:4). No risk, no reward!  And the reward may well be more people in heaven because you risked your life to serve Christ here!  
Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin

Family of Christ has truly been a family for me this past year.  I thank you, and I thank our Lord, for the love and joy we have shared together.  The Lord's best blessings to all as His amazing plan for His church continues to unfold here at Family of Christ! 
Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin

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