When I was younger we used to play the game of Risk. It was a strategy board game where you battle to conquer the world. I’m too old to take on the world, but I am willing to take my share of risks.
Risk is the potential of gaining or losing something of value.
We all take risks each and every day. Some more than others. Life is full of risk.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
No risk, no reward.
Scattered throughout scripture God’s word tells us that His plan is for us to take risks. He wants us to invest. And to diversify. He doesn’t want us to play it safe. He wants us to take a leap of faith. To not procrastinate. And then to let Him do the rest.
Don’t let risk scare you.
The greater the risk, usually the greater the odds. But also the greater the dividend.
What are the odds…
…you’ll win a state lottery? 1 in 4 million
…you’ll be audited by the IRS? 1 in 100
…an investment in stocks will make
money in any given year? 7 in 10
…you’ll eat out today? 1 in 2
Let’s all take some good sound risks each and every day. Not just for our personal financial portfolios, but also for the kingdom of God. I stepped out in faith in writing this blog. How about you? What risk are you going to take? I hope it’s not just whether or not you’ll eat out today. Don’t play it safe. Take your leap of faith today.
Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days. Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth. If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies. He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap. Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not knowwhether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.
Love and laughter,