"Be willing to go out on a limb with Me. If that is where I am leading you, it is the safest place to be. Your desire to live a risk-free life is a form of unbelief. Your longing to live close to Me is at odds with your attempts to minimize risk. You are approaching a crossroads in your journey. In order to follow Me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your tendency to play it safe.
Let Me lead you step by step through this day. If your primary focus is on Me, you can walk along perilous paths without being afraid. Eventually, you will learn to relax and enjoy the adventure of our journey together. As long as you stay close to Me, My sovereign Presence protects you wherever you go."
Sometimes we forget that the kind of life Jesus calls us to can often be anything but safe. It was risky for fisherman to drop their nets, along with everything they knew, to follow Jesus. It was a risk for many people to trust that Jesus could heal the sick and raise the dead. It was a risk for Peter to step out of the boat toward Jesus. It was risky for the disciples to take Jesus at his word after his death and resurrection and lead the beginning of the early church.
I have to wonder...What am I willing to risk?