The ONE THING for today

Unnecessary failure

“For few things are more ignominious than failing at something that was not worth doing in the first place.” _Os Guinness, The Call, pg. 150

Henry and Richard Blackaby, in their book, Spiritual Leadership, writes: “In 1924, George Leigh Mallory, a British schoolmaster and socialite, determined he would ascend the as-yet unconquered peak of Mount Everest.  When a reporter asked why he intended to climb the formidable mountain, he replied: “Because it’s there.” On June 8, the thirty-eight-year-old father of three young children was last sighted trudging up the mountain with his companion Andrew Irvine.  Seventy-five years later, in 1999, an American climbing team discovered Mallory’s perfectly preserved body on the slopes of the mountain.  Mallory had sacrificed his life in an attempt to accomplish an unnecessary goal.”

  • The ONE THING for today: Don’t be afraid of failing – but do fail trying to do something that truly matters.

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Remember Lot’s wife.

_Jesus, (Luke 17:32)

 

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