I know risk and faith can be used by irresponsible people to do irresponsible things. Quitting a job, for example, because “God told me to.” But is this necessarily being irresponsible? Without a doubt? I have a young friend who recently did this. Honestly, I don’t know if God has spoken to him clearly or not. But in our play-it-safe world, I’m excited to see what will happen!
It’s almost impossible to see God-things happen while we are playing it safe.
Most churches are playing it safe. Many Christians are playing it safe. Yes, risk can sometimes bring with it the element of danger. But, then again, not risking when faith calls us forward could be even more dangerous!
So, today might be a great day to pray about getting out of the boat, burning that play-it-safe bridge, starting that new God-venture or God-inspired adventure, going after that dream even though the stakes are high. Really, what do you have to lose? Really? And, really, what might you have to gain?