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Take a risk.

"10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

Ephesians 2:10

 

It’s no accident that our church exists right now and right here. We believe God has prepared good works for us (Ephesians 2:10), and we believe it’s going to take guts to live our everyday lives as missionaries. We love it when we try.

That’s the goal, right? To live our lives as missionaries who tell others about God’s great and unfailing love. We don’t need guts to live somebody else’s life or share the gospel with their friends. We need courage to share with our friends and family, and we need the power of the Holy Spirit to live as everyday missionaries. Our fears often hold us back from obedience to God’s commands (to make disciples, to share the gospel, and to love others). We mutter under our breath things that seem to always begin with, “Yeah, but what if…” every time we feel God leading us to share the gospel. We say things like:

  • What if they reject me?
  • What if they laugh at me?
  • What if they fire me?
  • What if the talk about me behind my back?
  • What if they treat me differently?
  • What if…what if…what if…

It is reasonable to ask and to feel all of those questions, but it’s not reasonable to think that those are the only “Yeah, but what if…” questions that are out there. There’s a whole other side to that coin - one that’s even more important to find the answers to. So we want to start asking questions like:

  • What if they believe
  • What if their marriage is saved?
  • What if their child is healed?
  • What if their hope is renewed?
  • What if their faith is restored?
  • What if their life is transformed?
  • What if they find peace? Hope? Love? And family?
  • What if…what if…what if…

We want to take some risks. We want to try some stuff that probably won’t work. We want to be creative with our methods while holding fast to a Biblical faith. We want to give young leaders some reps that they probably don’t deserve. We want to celebrate when their risks pay off, and we want to learn when they fail. We want to offer second chances, to try out some new ideas, and to put ourselves out there. We want to get in the game, knowing that everyone who does comes out with scars. We want to earn some really great stories about God’s faithfulness and power. And we want to invite you into all of it, because it’s better when we’re in it together.

 

So, what do you say? Are you up for an adventure? Let’s put ourselves out there.

 

Let’s take a risk.