Risk, Rewards, Regrets, and Resolve

Cartoon of two boys. One says, “Lets do something risky, like not wash our hands before dinner!”


Risk inherently means there is a possibility of failure. If you don’t wash your hands, you could wind up sick. If you play in a busy street, there is a good chance you’ll wind up in the hospital or morgue. If you put all your money on one stock, you could become rich or have a lot of scrap paper lying around.

When a person feels they have nothing to lose, they take big risks. The more money and success someone has, they become risk averse.

We took a risk when my wife and I sold our house, moved to Arizona and began a new ministry. It didn’t end the way we hoped, nor did we think we would be back in the Midwest so quickly. We were committed to at least five years. But circumstances and another great offer for my wife prompted us to come back to the land we know and love. We had something to lose when we moved to Arizona but felt the risk was worth it. One never really knows how things will play out.

We met some great people, my wife got to serve in a great church and I got to be a Facebook Marketing Expert for a while. Now, we get to serve at another great church and I will see what the future holds for me.

Was the risk worth it? Absolutely! You never really know what you’re made of until you take a few risks. I will take a few more, but right now, the biggest risk I feel like taking is to eat my lunch with unwashed hands.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.