Five Minute Friday: Risk

Five Minute Friday


I’m the last person on earth who should be writing on risk. I could finish up this post with just 4 words:

Don’t take risks, ever!

Yup! That’s me.. the boring, predictable, planned, organized, it’s-too-risky-to-take-a-risk person. But I know that isn’t the way I want to live my life. That isn’t the way God wants me to live my life.

Isn’t the Bible filled with people who took risks and survived?

Abraham left his hometown and became a nomad.

Moses agreed to lead a crowd of Israelites out into the wilderness.

Daniel prayed.

Even Peter stepped out of the boat {not a very good example, but still makes the point}.

And if I may add… My husband and I took a risk when we refused fetal reduction {which would have killed one of our babies, giving the other two a better chance of survival}. We had no idea how we would provide for all three of them, if at all they survived.

And yet, there’s proof that when we obey God and take a risk, He takes over.

Abraham became an epitome of faith.

Moses led his people to freedom, and closer to the promised land.

Daniel did not become the lions’ dinner.

Peter built the church of God. {…after he got a lesson on faith, that we still learn from, thousands of years later!}

And all my sons are alive and well-provided for.

As much as I hate taking risks, so many times in life I have had to do just that. But I’ve learnt that when we do step out in faith and trust God; He never lets us down.

When we obey God and take a risk, He becomes our safety net.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Will you obey God today, and let Him be your safety net?

4 comments to Five Minute Friday: Risk

  • “when we obey God and take a risk, He takes over.” AMEN!

  • I LOVED this:) I am sure that you have taken more risks, but I would ABSOLUTELY concur about the huge no-brainer yet in the world’s eyes RISK of choosing against fetal reduction and giving a life of unknowns to the LORD is BIG.

    And I agree, if we read the Bible, we know we are called to risk and not ‘play it safe’…and our gracious God has such a way of not letting us forget this:) Nice to ‘meet’ you!

  • so loved this! so loved the highlighting of the RISK abraham, daniel and peter took… and the God MIRACLE that so demonstrates His goodness, greatness and reality. i bet we all have moments like that in our own lives that all have a big risk factor!

  • Helen Monica

    Wonderful ! Today God has honored you and proved the doctors wrong,when you stood against them and chose not to reduce what God had multiplied.God bless you even more.

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