I Never Tried

Read

Ephesians 5:15-17 (NLT)
15So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

Reflect

One time, a man was asked if he could play the violin. He surprised his friend when he answered, “I don’t know. I’ve never tried.” His answer was very wise and teaches us a good lesson.

There are many times when we assume things are beyond our abilities or we convince ourselves that things won’t turn out well. And so, we don’t bother trying, and we miss an opportunity.

For example, what about inviting friends to join you at a youth group activity? Do you just assume your friend isn’t interested? Are you convinced your friend will just say no—or even worse, make fun of you for asking? Do you somehow know it won’t turn out well and just skip it?

The fact is it’s a little scary to invite friends to church activities. But the other fact is that when we don’t, it’s a missed opportunity. Today’s Scripture would have us not waste that opportunity.

Respond

Think of two friends who you could invite to be a part of our group and write their names here:

1. ______________________________________

2. ______________________________________

Relate

If today’s devotion spoke to you in a particular way and you feel led to share your thoughts with others, please do so.