Risk and uncertainty in life. 5.3.11 & 10.24.12

by Aaron K.

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Risk and uncertainty in life. 5.3.11 & 10.24.12

When you dig a well, you might fall in. When you demolish an old wall, you could be bitten by a snake. When you work in a quarry, stones might fall and crush you. When you chop wood, there is danger with each stroke of your ax. Ecclesiastes 10:8-9

Such are the risks and uncertainties of any program of action in life…for they are the constants. A diligent, action oriented man must learn to properly handle uncertainty in life as he goes about his day. For the lazy man, uncertainty in life is their great excuse in never having to put forth effort…"nothing tried nothing lost" is their motto. The blessed man realizes risk and uncertainty are constants in any program of action, so they work to exercise faith in God and find peace amidst the unknowns of life. Action. My sons, humans tends to have a very inaccurate, polluted view of risk in life, their fearful nature making the "what-if’s" seem far more real than they really are. Learn to trust God in the uncertainties of life, knowing it is how our faith is grown, stretched and strengthened. Seek to experience His faithfulness! Often the greatest accomplishments in life require the greatest risk; fruitful by products of living just beyond our own understanding and comfort, while safely and securely in the hands of our loving God. Remember when all is said and done, it is far to better to have tried and failed, than to never have tried at all.