Dear Blog Family,
This letter is addressed straight to you. A lot has been evolving in my life and I am thankful. I have taken many loses and many wins in these past few months, all for the sake of progression. Both loses and wins have been discovered and both on the other side of risk. Here are a few other things risk has taught me:
I think risk is one of our best teachers we have available. I believe risk not only teaches us many things through the experience of risk, but it teaches us much about ourselves as well. I started wondering, how many of the people that read this blog are not taking risks, especially those who are people of faith?
If our life is but a vapor, we only have a short time with people and I desire these encounters with others to carry impact in a positive way. I started to wonder what lives would be changed if we collectively started to support one another practically and prayerfully, as we venture to take risks for the sake of the gospel. I know this would require great sacrifice and leaving what is familiar and comfortable. What I see when I read about the disciples is a conviction that governs their lifestyle and let me tell you, it never appears to be very comfortable.
My hope with this blog is that we can come together in unity and start to pray for the boldness we need to take more risks that we feel convicted by. Chances are if you spend time after reading this thinking about this idea, a few things will come to mind and heart about things you have once wanted to do but did not for one reason or another. I am not here to shame or guilt anyone; I am weighed down by this notion too. I am here though to ask collectively that we start to pray for boldness and courage in the hopes that as a body, we no longer allow excuses to become hindrances.
Taking risks are hard, time consuming and can be both joyful and painful. From what I gather though, it is the only way we will see great things come to pass that the Bible is so famous for proclaiming.
Talk soon & God bless,