Obsessed with Safety?
The Wednesday Wisdom Well
This well serves a unique drink:
Words that refresh and cause you to think.
Excerpt taken from Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
“Haven’t we all prayed the following prayer? Lord, we pray for safety as we travel. We ask that no one gets hurt on this trip. Please keep everything safe until we return, and bring us back safely. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen. The exact wording may vary a bit but that is the standard prayer we recite before leaving on mission trips, retreats, vacations, and business trips.
We are consumed by safety. Obsessed with it, actually. Now, I’m not saying it is wrong to pray for God’s protection, but I am questioning how we’ve made safety our highest priority. We’ve elevated safety to the neglect of whatever God’s best is, whatever would bring God the most glory, or whatever would accomplish His purposes in our lives and in the world. Would you be willing to pray this prayer? God, bring me closer to You during this trip, whatever it takes.
People who are obsessed with Jesus aren’t consumed with their personal safety and comfort above all else. Obsessed people care more God’s kingdom coming to this earth than their own lives being shielded from pain or distress.”