The word risk carries so many negative connotations...words like fear, failure, and humiliation all come to mind, but what about the other side of it? What about the experiences and opportunities we gain because we take risks?
When I look at my own life, some of the most rewarding moments have come when I’ve stepped out in faith beyond my comfort zone. Whether it was attending university in another state where I didn’t know anyone (War Eagle!), making a cross-country move for work (twice!), or starting Faithbox, I can look back and see how God used those risks as opportunities to strengthen my faith and direct me
down the correct paths.
Not only do I see risk & reward in my own life, but risk is central to the Gospel story. God gave up everything for us – even his own Son, Jesus Christ – at the risk that we would reject him. He was willing to offer us everything with no guarantee of getting anything back in return. Because God risked everything, you and I stand to gain everything. And through Jesus, God modeled the way we are to live - which is through faith and risk.
You may not consider yourself an avid risk-taker, but my prayer this month is that you step out of your comfort zone, rely on your faith, and take a little risk this month. Do something you’ve been scared to pull the trigger on and trust that God will be with you in the midst of it. He always is.
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