As you’ve likely experienced, getting people to take a risk is a challenge. When Cyrus issue a decree allowing the Jews to return to their homeland, only a small percentage returned, (Ezra 1-3). Why?
- Most of them were unwilling to sacrifice the relative comfort of their current life. The tough work of rebuilding was unappealing.
- For those who agreed to make the sacrifice, the example of their leaders helped them take the risk.
When you have a clear message from God about your team taking a risk, does your example of courage and willing sacrifice help them take the risk?