’Try it – Maybe you can’

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20th August, 2023

I love the story of the old lady who, when asked if she could play the piano, responded that she didn’t know.

“What do you mean, you don’t know?” she was asked.

The lady smilingly replied, “I’ve never tried.”

That’s a good answer that I hope will open some eyes, ears, and thinking. Many of us have talents we’ve never benefited from because we have never tried to do a specific thing.

Nat King Cole, started his career as a piano player. One night in a West Coast club, the featured singer was ill.

The club owner said, “If we don’t have a singer there’ll be no check.”

That night Nat King Cole became a singer. The rest is history.

For the first seven years of his career, Will Rogers have performed rope tricks. He was a genuine cowboy and very much a “man’s man.”

He held the attention of the audience with the rope tricks he performed. One night someone in the audience asked him a question.

His candid response brought a considerable amount of laughter. Then someone else asked a question and Rogers’s response again was humorous. That night his career as a full-scale humourist was launched. But he was far more than a humourist. He had the homespun wisdom that not only encouraged and entertained but also gave people information and inspiration they could use in their everyday lives.

You might not be able to carry a tune, do rope tricks, or give humorous, homespun advice, but you may have a song to sing and ability that needs to be developed and used.

The next time someone asks if you can do something you’ve never done before, don’t automatically respond “no.” Think about it. Maybe you should give it a try.

Who knows? Maybe you have talents you’ve never recognized & you may be the next Star.

Every day is your chance to start over— to make a fresh beginning – a good time to set new goals, change old habits and try new things. If you don’t get out of your comfort zone, if you aren’t learning and taking risks, then you won’t grow. You’ll always stay right where you are.

This Sunday, try something you’ve never tried before & stay blessed forever.