“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert F. Kennedy
Every day people take risks that could ultimately provoke danger, mishap, or loss, all for the chance to win at this game called ‘life’. Some do indeed have victory, while others are defeated, only to get back up and try again.
How many of you can say, you’ve taken risks? Have a dared to start a new business venture, write a book, or close a potentially big deal that made you lots of money? Or is what you dream about only that…a dream?
No one has the opportunity to succeed unless they were willing to fail first. And to be honest, they may have failed many times. But the key is to NOT QUIT!
Try these strategies when you decide to take the next leap of faith: 5 Ways to be Better at Risk Taking
And let me add my own advice to you:
1. Always know that if God sent you to it, He will bring you through it.
2. God always makes provision for the vision He has given you.
3. There is nothing new under the sun. Remember what you have thought about others may have already tried, failed, and quit! The difference is: Don’t you quit!
4. Each risk will bring you further and further to the promise. Keep etching away!
5. One day you will look back at how far you’ve come and you’ll say, ‘I Made It!’
Lord help me to learn to follow you. As you say ‘YES’, I will go. I won’t run from risks because if it’s truly of you, you will direct and guide me into all truth. Keep me from the path of the enemy and allow my steps to be ordered by you. After I’ve done all I can, you will prosper me and let me look back, if only for a moment, to see from whence I came. And I will be sure to give You the glory. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Dr. Lily L. Jenkins is a Certified Human Behavior Consultant and Christian Life and Purpose Development Coach, with over 16 years of teaching experience and countless hours of coaching and counseling experience acting as an Elder alongside her husband, Apostle Donald E. Jenkins in Atlanta, GA. She is the Founder & CEO of Lily Jenkins Ministries. She owns and operates Keys to the Kingdom Christian Coaching, LLC, and its subsidiary, UpgradeU Writing and Editing Services, where she is a writing coach and a copy editor for authors and businesses nationwide. Dr. Lily is also an accomplished author of 8 books; one of which awarded her a winner of the Pine-Sol Powerful Difference Contest. She was featured for her impact in the community with her anti-bullying campaign in Ebony Magazine, Dec./Jan. 2010 issue. To see all articles by Dr. Lily Jenkins Click Here!