Has God called you to do something risky?
Something you don’t think you can do? Something you’re afraid to do?
God calls us to take risks.
All the time. There’s no escaping it.
I’m talking about risks like:
The risk of faith; to tackle things beyond our abilities.
The risk of being judged; to share things about ourselves that are outside our comfort zone–things that may cause others to judge us.
The risk of rejection; to be who we are–fully–in a public arena.
Now, I’d love to say that I take it all in stride. I’d like to boast about riding the faith wave all the way onto the beach of victory, but alas, I cannot! Because the truth is, my first response isn”t “Yes!” or even a meek, “Yes, Lord . . .” I’m afraid it runs more to, “No, no, no . . . !”
I don’t know about you, but I hit the panic button. I search for an escape hatch. And when I can’t find one, I plug my ears, close my eyes, and hope for something different.
And try to ignore the “elephant” standing before me.
In fact, just this week I’ve been praying, “Lord, anything else . . .” But I forget that God’s call isn’t about me, it’s about revealing Him, about serving others.
His call is about faith, transparency, and trust.
It’s about taking risks–big ones.
So, if God has called you to do something today, then just do it. And do it as only you can–with your style, your imprint. After all, He called you to fulfill the task for a reason. No one else.
So stop balking. Quit trying to avoid it, quit swatting at it. Trust me, it doesn’t work.
You see, I know, for I have my own proverbial elephant standing here on my patio. And he’s staring me down even now . . .
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