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“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”  Jim Rohn

I love taking RISKS..do you?

When it comes to RISK, the person from the Bible who jumps to mind is Nehemiah. He is definitely a favorite of mine. He’s just a normal cupbearer serving the king, then suddenly he became a great leader building a wall around Jerusalem. Nehemiah took a huge RISK by asking the king to let him go back to Jerusalem, especially since this king was the one who stopped the rebuilding of the walls in the first place.

Here are some thoughts about RISK we must consider:

  • RISK is a necessary ingredient in our faith. Without risk, I don’t think you even have faith. Just believing in an unseen God requires risk. How much more risk is involved with jumping into your calling without really knowing the end result or seeing the finish line!
  • RISK dispels apathy and indifference. Apathy and indifference are both opposites to love. When you’re in hot pursuit of God, immersed in an ocean of risk, there’s no apathy or indifference. They’re not even in the same country!
  • The greater the RISK, the greater the reward. I love this statement: “Don’t live to arrive at death safely.” Take some risk, and the reward will be equal. Why? When it costs you something, then the result will mean so much more.

Are you taking some RISKS in your life? When was the last time you really took a chance on something?

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  • Jason Schulz

    Risk within the will of God for your life is really no risk at all. I’m reminded of the story of Peter walking on the water. It wasn’t until he focused on the risk that he began to sink. Focusing on Jesus makes taking risk easier. It all starts with a conversation, though: Peter said, “Lord, if it really you, tell me to come to you.” to which He replied, “Come.” Jesus didn’t say, “Wait. Let me calm the storm first.” He just said: come. We don’t have to wait for the circumstances to be just right. We just have to remember to focus on Jesus.

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