Safety Net Not Required

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How’s your retirement plan coming along?

Do your children have a college fund tucked away and ready to go?

What about your car’s extended warranty, and the one on your water heater, your air conditioner, and your riding mower?

Are all your safety nets in place so that nothing bad can happen in your life?

We carry medical insurance, with a rider that pays for long-term care … just in case.

We back up our digital life on multiple hard drives and even pay monthly for an online back-up service so that nothing’s lost.

Along the coast, people install whole-house generators. If the electricity fails during a storm, life can go on at the push of a button.

It’s all about our safety net, Plan B, our escape clause when things don’t go according to our expectations.

What’s happened to our faith, our trust in God?

What back-up plan do we require of him? What guarantees must God sign off on before we turn our lives over to his care?

Hebrews 11:6 tells us it’s time to get back to basics with God.

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”

What is faith? It is accepting without proof, without a guarantee, without a safety net just in case we got it wrong and need to fall back on Plan B.

2 Corinthians 5:7 puts us on the right track.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

So, write that check to fund the new roof on the church.

Agree to that mission’s trip to a third-world country.

Go out on a limb for Jesus. Witness to a coworker. Make Christ a bigger part of your life than he’s ever been before.

If we spend too much time worrying about our safety net, we’ll never accomplish what God has planned for us.

Let’s leap for Jesus. He will enable our success in him.

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