Faith Is Spelled R.I.S.K.

Faith Is Spelled R.I.S.K.

“‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'” -Luke 19:17

I don’t think there’s a “safe” way to get to any sort of dream that matters. I mean, think about it. We try to go around things that are too hard – we look for the “less scary” option. Sure, there is room for wisdom. But who has ever accomplished anything great without great risk, either to their pride or their bank account?

To be different, one must choose to be outside of the norm. To be outside the range of the norm, one must choose rejection, doubt, uncertainty, and all the other costs associated with being, well, not normal. What happens then?

I am convinced those who care less about what other people think and more about what God thinks will inherit more of the kingdom, because they step out in faith. Isn’t this parable described in the Bible? The man who invested all was rewarded, while the man who hid his “talents” was scolded. “You wicked servant!” -Luke 19:22

Wicked? That’s a little harsh, don’t you think? But it’s true – the less we risk, the less faith we show we have. The more calculated risk we are willing to take, the more reward we will receive. God rewards people who step out into the unknown, for Him. We must be prepared to accept the rejection, the hurt, the doubt, the unbelief.

Are you someone who chooses the safe option, every time? Or are you someone who takes risks for God, so that other’s lives can be impacted for Him?

“I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away.” -Luke 19:27

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