“No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being,
to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.”
Risk is a scary four-letter word. Defined, risk means, “exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance.”
Key words: exposure, chance, injury.
On the other, opposite side of risk, is the word rut. Defined, rut means, “a furrow or track in the ground, especially one made by the passage of a vehicle or vehicles; any furrow, groove, etc.; a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usually dull or unpromising.
Key words: furrow; fixed; repetitive; dull; unpromising.
Pastor and Author, Francis Chan, actually “shows” this best. Will you take just a few minutes to listen and “watch” his incredible message? It is well worth your time, I promise.
On this Go-Through-It Tuesday, Chan’s words compel me to continue moving forward. To continue the through experience, because the journey through to the other side, even though risky, is going to be worth it.
Whatever you are going through today, keep on moving forward. Is the Spirit of God nudging you through a rut in order to take a risk? How do you know if it is His voice or just a crazy whim? Ask for confirmation through: His Word, the voice of others, inner promptings in your “knower,” external circumstances, and especially the whisper of His voice in the quiet place (prayer closets). He will confirm. I know it.