Next week, a friend of mine and her family are heading off to China – for the week. It’s a quick trip to visit and encourage friends. That’s a risk and a challenge for anyone and she is taking her entire family and making a really really short trip.
Throughout this week when I have seen her, I have not said to her “Be careful” or “Be safe”, but “Be Risky”.
It’s sound ridiculous, but I think the purpose of her trip, and really the purpose of most of our days, is not to make it to the end safely, but to take the appropriate risks to encourage and build up others, and to make ourselves better!
So one simple thought on this Friday – get out there – enjoy the day – and Be Risky!
9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV)