I’m a risk-taker. 

I guess that’s putting it mildly, sunshine.

I love exhilarating sports and recreational activities, but most of the risks I take do not require physical aptitude or athletic prowess. Thank God or else I’d have lots of medical bills–my brother inherited those genes (the picture below is NOT me, btw).

The risks that I am willing to take, however–quitting my secure job to start my own business or packing up and relocating solo as a 40-something to the sunshine state–are but a few recent risks and have challenged me in different ways.

Humility. Patience. Trust.
These are but a few of the qualities and virtues I yielded from my willingness to let go and let God take over.
And He did.
Big time.
And He still does. 

So what about you, sunshine?
Are you ready to take a risk?
Even if you don’t describe yourself as a risk taker, if you’re a Christian, you weren’t called to play safe.

Are you willing to get uncomfortable?
Are you ready to extend your reach and receive what He has waiting for you?

It doesn’t have to be quitting your job or relocating.
It may be a simple early morning alarm to start the bible study you vowed you’d do this New Year.
Or maybe a call to your loved one to mend a broken relationship.

Go ahead.
Embrace the risk.
Practice obedience.
Trust God.

About four o’clock in the morning Jesus came to them, walking on the water!
They screamed in terror, for they thought he was a ghost.
But Jesus immediately spoke to them, reassuring them.
“Don’t be afraid!” he said.
Then Peter called to him:
“Sir, if it is really you, tell me to come over to you, walking on the water.
“All right,” the Lord said, “come along!”
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.
Matt 14:25-30 TLB