You’ve been handed a job description that has a rather daunting list of attributes sought for the person to fill this high-level position. The last line calls for “someone able to model and support appropriate risk-taking.” Is this something you would be willing to do?
As believers, this quality is something we should consider as part of our Christian mission description. Jesus took a lot of risks. All who would follow are called to engage in this mission as well.
1. Consider ways you can take smart risks to grow and mature as a believer.
2. Find ways to incorporate necessary risk-taking to achieve new skills and achievements in your faith life.
3. Reflect on how your risk-taking helps you see God more clearly and experience Christ’s presence more fully.
This message was adapted from “Wanted: Faithful Risk-takers” by Michael Cooper-White that appeared in the April 1999 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.