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The other side of paradise

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NOTE #3

He made a deal with the devil and sold his soul because he couldn’t wait on the Lord to deliver. He thought he’d have it all, but when he got to the other side of paradise it was too late to ask the devil for a refund.

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Does Anyone Take Risks Anymore?

Take that leap of faith today!

Matthew Winters (Honest Thoughts from a Pastor)


This theme has been a topic of conversation for the last two days. Do people take risks anymore? In my experience with church life, many want to play it safe (pastors included) rather than obey God and deal with the ridicule from people. People value security over advancement or obedience. Men and women put a lid on their potential and quit dreaming rather than take chances. Why is this?

  1. Fear โ€“ People are afraid of rejection, failure, or opposition. Fear is a paralyzing tool that the devil uses to stop people from reaching their God-given potential.
  2. Lost hope โ€“ Many donโ€™t take risks and dream big because they have lost hope. They allow one or more disappointments to keep them from dreaming and having vision for greater. They settle for less than Godโ€™s best to protect themselves from potential hurt.
  3. Lack of discipline โ€“ Some donโ€™t want to put forthโ€ฆ

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