The danger in becoming a Christian and living for Christ is persecution.
The danger in growing up is discovering that your parents are not perfect.
The danger in having close friends is knowing their flaws.
The danger in love is getting your heart broken.
The danger in discussing beliefs is discovering you are wrong.
The danger in walking outside your front door is encountering people you don't want to encounter.
The danger in reaching out is rejection.
The danger in being transparent is rejection.
The danger in being yourself is people wanting you to be someone else.
The danger in change is the action of it.
The danger in telling the truth is losing friends.
The danger in stepping out of your comfort zone is encountering things you've never tried before.
The danger in trying something new is being stretched beyond imagine.
The danger in living is dying.
Every day when you wake up, you have to ask: is it worth it?
And every day you must find a reason to say: yes.
The reward in living for Christ is knowing you are furthering His cause and will one day get to see Him, your Savior, face-to-face.
The reward in growing up is accomplishing your dreams and learning from the wisdom of your parents.
The reward in having close friends is having people to lift you up and you can lift up.
The reward in love is that not everyone will break your heart. There are those who will return it.
The reward in discussing beliefs is discovering new perspectives
The reward in walking outside your front door is discovering a big wide world waiting to be explored.
The reward in reaching out is being able to show God's love to others.
The reward in being transparent is not longer harboring burdening secrets.
The reward in being yourself is being the best you you can be and thus being truly happy.
The reward in change is becoming more like your Savior.
The reward in telling the truth is learning who your true friends are.
The reward in stepping out of your comfort zone is discovering and doing new and exciting thing.
The reward in trying something new is becoming more rounded.
The reward in truly living is dying to self and becoming alive to Christ.
Seize the day. Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy.
Love God, love others (this includes your enemies).
Live for Christ in such a way that you recklessly abandon all doubts and fears and jump in both feet first. Face your fears head on and prove to them you are no longer afraid. Let the cause of Christ be your battle cry. Live in His strength.
Live dangerously for Him. You will never go back.