Summary: Don’t hold back this year!
NO HOLDING BACK
A single step with no regret is our theme today. There’s a saying “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. How do we take those steps that we need to take? How do we live with no regret? To look back over your life sometimes can be filled with regrets and bring incredible pain as we find with the following examples.
A war veteran regrets killing an enemy soldier whom he now believes was trying to surrender. A woman regrets not being able to say goodbye to her husband who dies overnight in hospital. An older man looks back over his life and says that he wished he had risked more, loved more and been more courageous. How are we going to live a life with no regrets? We’ve got to make some decisions to not hold back.
There’s been a lot of holding back in the last few years. As we go into 2007 we must make a decision to not hold back.
The apostle Paul had this spirit that is worthy of imitation. Where did he learn it? From the master Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:24 (quickview)  However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.