Pastor, take a risk on people.
In fact, on the day He did, a few of His disciples, who were professional fishermen, had an unsuccessful day fishing. He recruited them on a day when they were being unproductive.
Didn’t scare Jesus.
He just managed for them to have the biggest catch they’d ever had.
As a pastor, one of your chief jobs is to follow the example of Jesus…in everything you do.
That includes taking a risk on people.
People will take advantage of you. They did Jesus.
People will even betray you. They did Jesus.
But, when you take a risk on people, and you release them to Jesus, He can do through them what they, nor you, ever dreamed possible.
Most likely, someone took a risk on you at some point.
By the way, your best leaders may be the ones you recruit…who others have previously turned down, or who are experiencing an unproductive season of life, but you’re willing to take a risk…and give them another chance.
Take a risk on people. You may get burned a few times. Maybe many times. Grace is often messy, but it’s always like Jesus.
When is the last time you took a risk on someone?