Faith Means Risk Taking

imageA very famous US basketball player once said, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” He was the go to guy when it came crunch time. When his team needed a basket to win the game, he wanted the ball in his hands. Because he always made the shot? No. Because he was not afraid of taking it! He missed a lot of shots, but he is not remembered for those misses. He was immortalized in the basketball world because of the few ones he made.
How did he come to make those famous shots? Because he wasn’t afraid to risk failure, missing those big shots. He practiced taking his shots and quite frankly missed more than he made. Yet the point is that he took the shot.
Walking by faith means risking failure by taking the shot. If we want to experience the good stuff that Jesus has for us, we must exercise the truth by faith asking the Spirit to empower us. Yes, we will slip up and sometimes fall, even when it’s not our intention. Yet, as we get up and fail forward, meaning we process that failure through the FREEdom process, we’ll be stronger the next time we face a similar situation. We took the shot before and missed. The next time we will take the shot and make it whereby the audience that really matters will say, “Well done My child.”
Take the risk. Trust the scripture the Spirit gives you in your BIG reading. Exercise that truth by taking the shot. Eventually it will go in and hands will be raised in victory!
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