Risk

Welcome today when I am joining with the #FiveMinuteFriday Group. We gather every week to freewrite for five minutes flat on a single writing prompt. This week’s prompt is: Risk

I am so not a risk taker! I like to play it safe. I like to know what is going to happen, I like to have it all planned out! Yet the path of faith is often not like that and at times it seems as if we are having to take a risk, a ‘leap of faith’ to move out of our comfort zone and trust in God.

When I think of the great Bible Hero’s they all took risks: Abram to leave the land he was in, Moses in leading the people out of Egypt, Esther to go before the king, Ruth to follow her mother-in-law, Daniel not to bow down before the king. Each took a risk, each exercised their faith, each put their trust in God.

And yet, and yet was it really such a risk? Or was it more moving on in assurance? Were they assured of God’s faithfulness, did they know their God and know that He wouldn’t let them down, so that it hardly seemed like a risk at all?

What about me, what about you? Does following, trusting, believing seem like a risk to you or are you just walking out with God your faithful Father, placing your hand in His and trusting where He may lead you?

4 thoughts on “Risk”

  1. Och, aye, the task that God has set
    steals my very breath.
    It is not quite over yet,
    and it will mean my death.
    He wants a heartfelt testimony
    from the edge of the abyss,
    and so it might not be phony,
    I’ve gotten cancer’s kiss.
    I am not afeard to die;
    better men have gone before,
    but there’s so much pain to try
    my soul, before the door
    that leads unto that golden land
    where God, at last, will take my hand.

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