Family 1st Pt 9 – Daring to Do
Do or do not, there is no try. 2 Corinthians 5:6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. When daring to do we can not simply start out raising the dead. Focus on healing the headache first. We must take baby steps, practice doing, before we simply leap off the branch and fly. There is no shame in starting small. Before we can even get to our baby steps however, we must first clear the rubbish that is holding us down. You can’t leap, can’t jump if you’re shackled down. The second step to daring to do is monitoring your mentor. Find a mentor that will help you to grow and better yourself. You can’t find a mentor that is going to let you stay in the same place you are. John C. Maxwell once said ‘It’s said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others’ mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others’ successes.’ Titus 2 tells us that the older men ought to be mentoring the younger men and the older women ought to be mentoring the younger women. As older men and women it is our responsibility to mentor the younger generation. The third step to daring to do is modifying your mistakes. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Learn from the mistakes you make. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, as long as you learn from and fix them. Don’t keep making the same mistake over and over. Learn!