Playing it safe won’t get you anywhere. I’m not talking about bungee jumping. Some can bungee jump but can’t even court a girl. I’m talking about the heart of what it means to be dangerous.
Some are so financially safe and can’t even move in generosity. When God tells you to move in generosity there will be a still small voice that would give you a bleak future why you can’t even support a church, a foundation, a scholar or help a friend in need.
Hebrews 11:32-38 English Standard Version (ESV)
32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, ofDavid and Samuel and the prophets— 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two,[a] they were killed with the sword.They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
I’ve said in my previous blog, there are two kinds of Christians: the safe ones and the dangerous ones.
We are called to be dangerous. Our God is a dangerous God. He does protect us at times but He doesn’t command us to live safe lives. He called us to go to the nations. We have mistaken the safety culture of the world and claim it as a promise Jesus gave us at the cross. Remember, Jesus did not die a horrendous death on the cross to keep us safe.
Our faith is not about just going to heaven, being a preaching podcast junkie but rather a warfare to save the lost, disciple the nations and change the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Faith is spelled RISK.
God won’t us to do things that won’t require faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God. He wants us to tap into his supernatural power to do impossible things. Safety stagnates our faith. Embrace risk. Every new thing that God brings into our lives would require a level of risk. Whether it’s a business venture, a new job, marriage, dating – all requires risk.