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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Big Idea – No Risk, No Reward

A friend recently told me a story of how he proposed to his wife on a ferris wheel at the Illinois State Fair. They had dated for a couple of years, and he knew she was the one.

She was in college and he was in the Navy. By saying, “Yes,” she would make a life-altering decision that would impact her college plans and future.

My buddy was nervous, really nervous. What if she said, “No”? Can you imagine the embarrassment?

Well, she said, “Yes,” and the last 27 years have been an incredible ride for him and his bride!

The reward? To spend his life with an amazing woman.

The risk? Shame, guilt, public ridicule and the potential loss of a woman he loved.

Life is full of risk-taking. It’s inevitable.

Mentorship is no different.

Beginning the mentorship process comes with risks, but the rewards are eternal. Think about that. The reward lasts for eternity, not to mention the person you become on the journey.

When the churches in Corinth became divided, Paul addressed the issue like this…


I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:6-9, NIV84 [1]


Do you see it? Paul and Apollos both had a part to play in their faith journey. God made it grow, and they were rewarded for their labor.

Let’s build godly men. Take the risk. Enjoy the reward. Begin today.


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