Voices, Part 3: Chasing Failure - Message by Ryan Leak
Talk about a time when you risked something in order to achieve a goal? What happened?
How do you want people to remember you when you’re gone? Do you think you’re on a path to be remembered the way you want to be? Why or why not?
Talk about a time when you failed at something important to you. What did you learn from the experience?
Read Joshua 1:9. What stands in the way of you living as though God will be with you wherever you go?
Who might be waiting to benefit from you pursuing God’s plan for your life? What might those people miss out on if you don’t chance failure?
What would you do if you couldn’t fail? What can you do to become today what you intend to be tomorrow?
What would you do if you couldn’t fail? Would you write a book, produce music, or start your own business? Would you go back to school? Would you get married? Whatever that thing is, don’t you think it’s time to sweep aside all of the excuses you have for not pursuing the life God has planned for you?
"If we only listen to what other people say we should do, we may miss what God is saying we should do." —Ryan Leak
There are things that put pressure on you to be what you’re not. The roles you have as a family member, coworker, employer, or student put expectations on you that you may not be intended to carry. God has a plan for your life . . . and so do other people. But God’s plans are bigger. They’re more important. In order to pursue those plans, you’ll have to risk failure. You’ll have to work to become today who you intend to be tomorrow.
"Failure doesn’t have to define you." —Ryan Leak
Scripture: Joshua 1:9 — “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
He’s a husband to Amanda and dad to Jaxson. After that, he’s an author, filmmaker, and speaker. He’s known as an ultimate risk taker from his two documentaries: The Surprise Wedding and Chasing Failure. Ryan proposed to his wife and married her on the same day, having planned their wedding in secret for two years. That documentary went viral in 2013 and the Leaks have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Queen Latifah Show, and many other various media outlets.
Ryan’s most recent film is called Chasing Failure where he went on a journey to conquer his fear of failure by trying out for an NBA team. Ryan travels the country and teaches people how to remove the limitations that keep them from dreaming. And now, he teaches people how to be UnOffendable.
Ryan and his family reside in Dallas, TX and serve on staff at Covenant Church.