Risk It for Eternity’s Sake

After hearing our pastor’s message at The Way Bible Church​ this morning, I have been mulling these verses over and over.

Colossians-3-2-web-608x405Colossians 3:1, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

I feel like the Lord has been challenging me to risk things more. Not in the sense of life-threatening risks, though at times it may even be that, but the sense of risking what I have in life for eternity’s sake.

WHY? You might ask.

Well, because life is short and I’m going to lose it all at some point anyway, so why not risk big?

Why NOT love big?

Why NOT give what I have away to those who need it?

Why NOT pour myself and my talents out to invest in others lives?

Because I’m selfish and stingy and think I’m going to run out of “me”?!?

Pretty crazy when you think about it that way, huh?

I thought the same thing. So, as I read Jennie Allen’s “Anything”, I experienced a slight shift in my thinking that is causing me to question a lot of the “norm” in life.

Bring on the risk.

Life is short.

Eternity is long.

People are worth it.

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