Matthew 4:18-22New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.
In order to live exciting, adventurous lives, we need to take risks. Now I’m not talking about mindless risk taking like jumping off a bridge attached to an oversized rubber band (I’m talking about bungee jumping incase you didn’t pick up on that). I’m talking about taking godly risks — risks that will change your life and others for the better.
In the passage you just read, these guys took a huge risk — a huge, godly risk. They left the lives that they knew, that they were comfortable with. A couple of those guys even left their dad behind. But they left all that they knew and all that they had to follow Jesus.
What a risk. I’m sure they were saying to themselves: Am I making the right decision? What will life have in store? Is this going to be worth it? You’d better know what you’re doing, Jesus!
To live a great story, we need to take godly risks. We need to venture out into the unknown and trust God that He has a plan and purpose for our lives.
So what would it look like for you to step out of your comfort zone? What godly risks do you need to take?
I challenge you to listen to God and see where He is asking you to trust Him, follow Him, and take that big risk.
I promise you, once you start taking godly risks, your life will never be the same!
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