Thursday, March 19, 2015

stop playing it safe


Do you think that people of faith have a tendency to play it safe?  I do, and it ticks me off.  There.  I said it.

Far too often God reveals His best to us and give us wide-open opportunities to live for Him, to stretch and live our faith.  What do we do?  We end up playing it safe. 

Someone says, "I am just not sure about it."  Another chimes in, "It doesn't feel comfortable."  Someone else, "That's not reasonable."

Ok.  Let's stop there and consider what it means to play it safe.  Could it mean you don't take any risks?  Yes.  Could it mean that you do nothing unless you understand it or it seems reasonable?  Most likely.  Could playing it safe mean that you miss God most of the time?  Yep.  Definitely.  So what are you going to do about it?

Playing it safe is not something I suggest for people who want to see God move and work.  In fact, what I do suggest is ... if you are believing God to work and asking Him to move, you better get ready because God is going to work, and Satan will come after you.  There.  I said it.  Stop!!! Playing it safe.

The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

Hebrews 11:6  NASB
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Luke 18:27  NASB
But He said, " The things that are impossible with people are possible with God."

Living by faith takes risk.  Playing it safe takes nothing other than just maintaining life as usual.  Pretty boring if you ask me.

God didn't design His church nor His people for playing it safe.  I challenge you to stop playing it safe and to live by faith.  By the way, if you choose to live by faith, you better get ready 'cause it is gonna be an awesome ride.  We ain't seen nothing yet!!!

NOTE: this post was first shared in the spring of 2008 and it rings true as spring 2015 begins.

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