What’s the worst that can happen?
One of the greatest and most profound risks we can take in life is to give our life away — the ultimate de-cluttering. Paul said, “for me, to live is Christ; to die is gain” but while we may say ‘my life is not my own’, we still tend to cling pretty hard to our ‘stuff’.
Sometimes we need to check if our life truly belongs to Jesus. When we start to realise that if we are not intentionally finding things to do that take us out of our comfort zone, we can’t know if this ‘dying to self’ is a reality or simply a sentiment.
Helen Yousaf a worship leader and song writer says, “I choose to step out into unknown songs and spontaneity with the slightest of signals from the Spirit. Perhaps a word comes to mind; a picture; a scripture or a song that was not previously on the list. When I follow the Spirit, there is always power in that moment and a doorway of opportunity arises that I could never have orchestrated.”
Perhaps we can consider what it is that God is inspiring us to do? What ‘stuff’ may be holding us back? What God inspired risks can we take today?
May our prayer for today be that we discover and take some God—inspired risks and as we step out into the unknown with a heart set on Jesus, we will find God has already gone before us and that there really is no risk at all.
Dear God, please give me the desire to find and the insight to discover my God-given life purpose and goals and, with your help, the courage and determination to pursue and reach them, and do so for your glory. May they always be in harmony with your will and be a part of what you are doing in the world today. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen.