We all need to decide whether to “play it safe” in life and worry about the downside, or instead take a chance, by being who we really are and living the life our heart desires. (Charlie Badenhop, author)

Some people like to take risks; no matter the danger, they’re ready to jump into their project with both feet. Others of us are a little more hesitant; we see the risks as too great, so we freeze. Is pursuing our “heart desires” the highest motivation? That might be the important question. Or are there more important issues to consider?

But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve (Jeremiah 17:10).