Faith requires risk. There is no way around it. Hebrews 11:6 teaches us that “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.” The key word in this verse is believe…and believing God takes faith…and faith requires risk!
Faith Requires Risk
Daniel risked the lions den because of his faith (Daniel 6).
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendigo risked the fiery furnace because of their faith (Daniel 3).
The 120 stayed until the Helper came because of their faith (Acts 2).
The beggar had to risk in faith to stand up and walk at Peter’s command (Acts 3).
Jesus, in faith, trusted the Father and endured the cross for the joy set before Him (Matthew 26).
Peter had to step out of the boat before he walked on water (Matthew 14).
…and these are just a few of the many, many stories of men and women stepping out to risk, in faith, believing God. You and I have the same opportunity as we see in scripture that faith requires risk.
What Does That Look Like?
The answer to this question is only one you can answer. It’s different for everyone. Stepping out in faith might look picking up and moving to another state for one, but it can look like staying put for another. It could mean apply for new jobs for one, and sticking with your current job for longer than you’d like for another.
Stepping out in faith looks like whatever Jesus is inviting you into. For Peter, it was stepping out of the boat. What does stepping out in faith look like for your in this season of your life? To move in faith requires risk, but it will definitely be worth it!
If you’re ready to have your own “walking on water” encounters go for it…just be led by the Holy Spirit!
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