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Why Avoiding Risks Means Avoiding Adventure (and That’s No Fun!)

In case you’re wondering, wise isn’t always synonymous with safe.

As I read the Scriptures, it seems, in fact, that God often called people to take crazy risks that were anything but safe.

By the way, the church we started when I was 45 was Eastpoint, and it has impacted thousands of lives. However, no life has been more changed than mine over all these years, and it all started with a crazy risk.

Fifteen years later, I live with the reality that I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my time at Eastpoint, but I also live with no regrets about starting a new church. Absolutely none.

Someone once asked me, “What would you do if you knew you could do anything and it would not fail?” I’m not sure that’s the best question, and it may border on silliness because we all fail.

Maybe the better question is, “What risks are you willing to take for Jesus—recognizing that failure is a very real possibility—but knowing that when God is in the mix, failure is never the end of the story?”

Adventure doesn’t come unless you’re willing to be a little crazy for Jesus sometimes.

I am not fighting windmills; I’m living the abundant life!

How about you?

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household  to the land I will show you.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him. – GENESIS 12:1,4

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Kurt Bubna is the founding and senior pastor of Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley, WA. Bubna published his first book, Epic Grace ~ Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot, with Tyndale Momentum in 2013. He is an author of five other books, an active blogger, itinerate speaker, and a regular radio personality. He and his wife, Laura, have been married for over forty years and have four grown children and eight grandchildren.