Back in 2013, Julie and I took the opportunity to visit our close friends, Wally and Rhonda Kesling in their new home in Ocala, FL. We were looking forward to a few days of R&R laying by the pool and soaking up some rays. That was until Wally texted me to see if we would be open to going zip lining. Always up to the challenge I immediately text back to Wally, “Sure!” Then he wanted to know if Rhonda went would Julie go and of course I said, “Sure!” It’s never a good thing to answer for your wife when it comes to something as risky like that. Once at the zip line course there was trepidation on both Julie and Rhonda’s part, but after the first zip line they performed like pros. We had a blast traversing back and forth over an old quarry filled with water and through the central Florida forests. I highly recommend spending three hours at The Canyons Zip Line in Ocala if you get the chance.
When it comes to risks in our lives, we are very timid about taking that proverbial leap of faith. We like comfortable and safety and don’t want to be challenged with something that could cause us harm, either physically, spiritually, financially or emotionally. Especially physically! Scripture says in Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” God can do more in us and through us than we could ever imagine, but we are afraid to take the risk. I want to share four truths I have found to be so true when it comes to risk:
1. God Uses The Person Who Has A Dream
2. Risk Takers are people of Purpose
3. Risk Takers are people of Influence
4. Risk takers do whatever is necessary to accomplish God’s vision
May we never be afraid to take risks to change the world and make a difference for Jesus. What is one of the craziest risks you have ever taken? I would love to hear about it.