Yesterday I received an email from cmconnect with the following thought:
Hole Diggers and Risk Takers
by Roger Fields
“Some play it safe and dig holes; some take risks and try to make a difference. The salient point from Jesus’ parable of the talents is that those who play it safe do so because they believe God is a “hard man.”
Then he who had received the one talent came and said, “Lord, I KNEW YOU TO BE A HARD MAN, (Matt 25:24 NKJV)
Risk takers know that God is a good Father who looks for ways to bless His people. Hole diggers expect God to berate them.? I believe most children’s pastors are risk takers who know God is on their side. This web site gives us a way to hang out with other risk takers.”
I look further at Matthew 25:24 and read that verse, it says: “Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.” (NKJV)
This verse challenges us to be risk-takers and go where we have not been and do things that we have not done. Life is hard. Things are hard. But how will we know we can be successful in risky tasks or even succeed at all if we don’t get out of the boat and go for it? Don’t dig a hole and bury your risky adventures. Throw them out in the water in front like an anchor and pull yourself forward.