Taking Initiative

Tonight, in youth group, I taught on taking the initiative.

I concluded by asking, "Have you ever heard anyone say, 'You know, I might mess this up, so just to be safe, I won’t do it.'"?

The point being, Doing nothing is worse than failing.

Our fear of failure can be so overpowering that we live our life frozen in - nothing.  
- We accomplish nothing. 
- We do nothing. 
- We discover nothing. 

He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44).

Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane, prayed in earnest for what was about to happen.  His crucifixion.  But what if He hadn't taken the initiative?  What if Jesus had said, "You know, I might mess this up, so just to be safe, I won’t do it."?  What would our world be like today? 

The youth group said, overwhelmingly, that our lives would be so different and not in a good way!  Their right!  

Don't be afraid to fail.  
#1 - Pray for courage. 
#2 - Read about people in the Bible who failed and how they recovered from their failures. 
#3 - Determine not to live with a spirit of fear, but of love, power and of self-control.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to overcome my fear of failure.  AMEN! 

ENJOY MEMORIAL DAY!  Remember those who gave their lives for your freedom!  


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