Better Luck Next Time

So I woke up early on my day off to participate in a motorcycle safety riders course.  I had this idea that when I reached the next rank I would buy my motorcycle. I thought of it like a graduation gift to


Reality hit me with a big bat of

What If

I have never ridden a motorcycle before. Furthermore, would I want to ride one if I learned how? So off I went. I arrived at the class and learned! As a leader you may have to get out and do something new, especially if you want a different result. Try, even if it may flop, but never be afraid to venture. It is what keeps us going. I believe our Heavenly Father has created us and his DNA can be seen in people every day. This is your moment to unlock your true potential! The potential that God releases over your life for the purposes he has already destined. Venture out!!!
And that’s what I did. I went to the basic riders course. Let me tell you I had a great time. The instructors were very patient with us and I learned the basics. I was given a bike and I was “cool” with my helmet and boots. It was great. Did I pass? No, I didn’t. I didn’t pass because the instructors felt I needed more time with the motorcycle. I agree with them whole heartily…it was my first ride ever. Sometimes we just need to realize we need a little bit more experience.  That’s okay. Remember John Mark (Acts 15:36-41)? Well, Paul and Barnabas had a disagreement about his ability to minister help at one point because Mark had abandoned them before…he needed some more experience. Then, later in Luke 4:11 Paul sends for Mark because he would be very helpful to Paul for the ministry. He flopped before! He flopped in a way that would seem big to us…to the point of running out on his team, but did God count him out? NO, he gave him another opportunity.  You my friend may have flopped before, but don’t stop venturing out…you may have better luck next time!


I was a young man who worked for a great organization "Forged by the Sea." Now I'm an old head kicking back on the east side; where the sun doesn't set. I'm a man who is pursuing his contributions to the world. I'm not perfect. In fact, a work in progress until Jesus takes me home. Philippians 1:6

Posted on May 20, 2014, in Christian Living, Men, Ministry, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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