A writer named Eileen Guder said this:

You can live on bland food so as to avoid an ulcer; drink no tea, or coffee, or other stimulants in the name of health; go to bed early; avoid all controversial subjects so as never to give offense; mind your own business and avoid involvement in other people’s problems; spend money only on necessities and save all you can. You can still break your neck in the bathtub, and it will serve you right.

Why don’t we take risks?  Because our self-instinct tells us to play it safe. I’m not saying that we should take unnecessary risks or risks that are not God-honoring, but sometimes as people of faith we are going to be asked to take a step of faith. And that step may be the hardest we’ve ever taken.

Perhaps you’ve been asked to head up your church’s children’s ministry. Maybe you desire to help in a ministry that you’ve never worked in before, but you are afraid that you won’t measure up in some way. This is when we have to look to the Lord and understand that it isn’t in our strength that we live the Christian life. It is in His. God purposely uses the weak things of the world. In other words, God delights in using us when we are weak!

Are you feeling weak right now? Then get ready! God is going to use you in a tremendous way. It’s time for you to take a leap of faith.

Faith is a living, busy, active, powerful thing; it is impossible for it not to do us good continually. — Martin Luther

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder