Daily Devotion

February 21, 2024

Are You A Risk Taker, Caretaker, or Undertaker?

“This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.” 1 John 3:11


Three types of people can be found in a church. First, there are “risk takers.” These are the people who seek God for a revival in their community. They go out to the prisons, nursing homes, and pregnancy centers to find anyone who needs Jesus. They are full of the love of Jesus and continually take risks to reach more and more people who are lost. Risk-takers are always ready to try something new or change things up to see more growth.


Then there are “caretakers.” These are the church members who are happy with the way things are. Maybe the church has plateaued and isn’t growing anymore, but they are fine with seeing the same faces every week gather for a “holy huddle.” They just want to maintain the status quo and are content to have the same number of people attending church. Caretakers aren’t aggressive or motivated to reach hurting people.


Lastly, there are “undertakers.” People in this frame of mind aren’t bothered if there are no young people in the church. They are comfortable with decline and actually fight against creativity or innovation. They have decided that the church exists to serve their needs, and oftentimes, these church members become complainers and backbiters. They come to be blessed but don’t have any desire to be a blessing.


God wants us all to be risk-takers who are filled with excitement and ambition to see souls won for Him. Faith is spelled “R-I-S-K.” Maybe you have grown content and have become a spectator going through the motions of church. You may need to get out of the boat of complacency and pray for the heart of Christ. Jesus was a risk-taker. He dined with the sinners and stood up for those who were cast out of society. There were no limits to what He would do to see just one soul enter eternal life. He proved that by giving His life on the cross for each of you. 


Which type of Christian are you?


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