But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Today is Motivational Monday…here is a little inspiration to get you off to a wonderful week.
Are you a risk-taker or a traditionalist?
Do you do the same things, the same way, and all the time?
Have you wonder why?
Is it fear?
Or is it perhaps a habit of sheer laziness on your part?
Whatever may contribute to your traditionalist behavior, are you willing to give it up and trust your life and fate into the hands of God?
Do you see yourself as a risk-taker?
Of course, risk is for some people like telling them to jump out of a plane without a parachute.
The thrill of jumping mentally is totally different from doing it.
In all fairness, we all can become traditionalist if we don’t take time to check ourselves on a regular basis.
Assessing what we do on a weekly basis will actually tell a lot about who we really are.
Just for fun, how would you answer these few questions?
Do you take the same route to work every day?
Before you arrive to work do you go into the same coffee or bakery shop? And ask for the same item, everyday?
When you go grocery shopping do you purchase the same items all the time?
Now, think about the answers you gave yourself.
Does it sound like you are a traditionalist or a risk-taker?
Believe it or not we all can fall into some type of traditional behavior and attitude.
Risk taking isn’t hard but we make it that way because human nature will tell us that if you don’t know the facts you need not tread out on the unknown.
However, risk-takers are not worried about the unknown facts as much as they despise the facts that conclude that staying where you are no matter how long and no matter if things don’t change is okay.
Well, if you are ready and willing to be guided by the Holy Spirit and launch out into the deep…then my friend, you are a risk-taker.
One of the best stories about taking risk is found in the Bible in Luke 5. Here we find Jesus having used Simon’s fishing boat to share the gospel to the multitude. Later Jesus turns to Simon and says, “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.”
Simon (Peter) made it known to Jesus that he had already toiled all night and caught no fish. Nevertheless, he trusted Jesus and took his boat back out into the deep and dropped his nets into the water.
What came up was a great multitude of fishes that Simon had to call for his partners to share the huge catch.
That’s what taking a risk means when you are led by the Holy Spirit.
Despite what you see, trust God for the results.
You will not be alone. God has a multitude of risk-takers to help you when you need it.
Let go of tradition and launch out into the deep.
Let go and let God.
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