But my question is, do we, as Christians EVER take risks?
God calls us to step out, to do what would seem impossible; to say what would seem to be crazy; and to believe what would seem to be absurd.
Here's the definition of risk:
But here is the contradiction:
"We walk by faith, not by sight" -2 Corinthians 5:7
"Fath is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see." -Hebrews 11:1
"And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." -Romans 8:28
The contradiction lies, in that, if we walk by faith, we are pursuing a promise, not simply an ideal. There is no risk when we step out in obedience to something God has called us to, rather, the risk lies in not doing.
Am I a risk taker? NO!
I am a 23 year old, married only 1 year, who has chosen to obey God, and with her husband, venture into the world of the self-employed. We are pursuing art as a business in a broken economy, with no business education. We are leading youth groups overseas (with no promise of income). We never studied, waited, saved in case of a loss, when God said "go" we went.
We are anti-risk taking/faith walking people.
We walk by faith, not by sight. We do the hard things, we make the tough decisions, we see miracles, see God's abundant favor, we are blessed!
Isn't God good?!