Walking by faith takes us out of our comfort zone
I love security. I enjoy predictable things. I feel safe with my family and friends, at my home and job. But if I’m committed to following Jesus, I have to give him the right to disrupt my life with his agenda.
The goal of enjoying a happy, comfortable, predictable life is quite contrary to Jesus’ goal of using our lives to make an eternal difference in other people’s lives. In other words, Jesus is calling us to trust Him, and to put his kingdom and the people he cares about ahead of our own priorities…
- Even if it is uncomfortable
- Even if means plans have to be changed
- Even if there are no “safety nets”
- Even if it gets “messy” or “complicated” or “awkward”
“Faith is spelled R-I-S-K” (John Wimber)
God designs situations that make us feel unsure so that we have to look to him as our only source of guidance and strength.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
There comes a time in our relationship with God where he invites us to take more risks. These are moments of faith that require us to fully trust him with the possibility of losing something. Yet, through the noise of fear and doubt, God’s voice leads us and his power enables us and gives us far more than we risked losing.
God is relentlessly faithful and honors every risk we take out of obedience to him. And on the other side of the risk we become closer to God than we could have ever imagined.