The Rest of Your Story 29: What risks are you taking?

Eggs by D Sharon Pruitt (flickr) The hard part about understanding who we are and where God wants us to go in our stories is this…

We might actually have to do something about it.


I’m a writer and believe me, I’d rather click-clack away on my keyboard about jumping out of an airplane than actually go sky-diving. Yes, ma’am.

God has done serious work on my heart about this the last few years. For a long time I thought risk was a four-letter word (okay, it is–you know what I mean).

I have a sweetheart of a Daddy who tells me to be careful quite often. And I always figured that God said the same.

But then He started throwing out all kinds of craziness like, “Be courageous. Take a leap of faith. Get out of your comfort zone. Be bold with your story.”

Say what?!?

Then I read the book, Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper. The title of one chapter is “Risk is Right.” He explains that risk for and with God can seem like sky-diving but really it’s the safest thing we can do. The best place to be is always the center of God’s will…even if it’s hard or scary.

I imagine the last few weeks God has impressed some things on your heart and you think, “I could never….” I know that’s been the case for me. Perhaps it’s time to switch that around to, “He can always…”

He can always give us the strength we need. Philippians 4:13

He can always make a way where there seems to be none. Proverbs 3:5-6

He can always see us through to victory. Roman 8:37

He can always be enough even when we feel as if we’re not. II Peter 1:3

And as we near the end of this series…

He can always carry on to completion the good work He has begun in us (aka write our story with His love all the way to The End). Philippians 1:6

Now where’s that plane? Our hearts just may be ready to do a little sky-diving…


TODAY’S QUESTION: What have you been taught about risk?

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Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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