My absolute, without question, favorite book I read last year was Everybody Always by Bob Goff. I’ve been meaning to give it a proper review, because it opened my eyes to so much around me. I’ll get around to it one of these days, but I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes from the book that I’m taking with me well into 2019. Bob writes–
“What I’ve come to learn so far about my faith is Jesus never asked anyone to play it safe. We were born to be brave. There’s a difference between playing it safe and being safe. A lot of people think playing it safe and waiting for all the answers before they move forward is the opposite of dangerous. I disagree. If our life and our identity are found in Jesus, I think we can redefine safe as staying close to Him. Don’t get me wrong. Playing it safe and waiting for assurances in our lives isn’t necessarily bad; it just isn’t faith anymore. Playing it safe doesn’t move us forward or help us grow; it just finds us where we are and leaves us in the same condition it found us in.”
I hope this encourages you the way it did me. I played it safe for so long, and that’s just not the life for me.