‘Let him who boasts, boast in Yehovah’ 1 Corinthians 1:31 (NASB)
One of Jim Burke’s first tasks when he became the head of a new projects division at Johnson & Johnson, was the development of a children’s chest rub. The product failed miserably, and Jim expected to be fired. However, when he was called to explain his failure before the chairman of the board, Robert Wood Johnson, he was surprised to hear, ‘Are you the one who just cost us all that money’ Well, I just want to congratulate you. If you are making mistakes, that means you are taking risks, and we won’t grow unless you take risks’. Some years later, when Burke himself became chairman of Johnson & Johnson, he continued to spread that same word. As a believer in Yeshua, you make the bold statement that some ancient writings, and the invisible Ruach Hakodesh, are your guides in life, and then you make life-changing decisions, based purely on faith. Undoubtedly there will be times when you make mistakes, or seemingly fail as you try to please Yehovah. However, Yehovah asks you to ‘walk by faith and not by sight’. Without faith, it is impossible to please Yehovah, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists, and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. The Bible says that faith is being sure of what you hope for, and certain of what you cannot yet see. Unless you take those risks, you won’t grow in your discovery of Yehovah’s purposes. Even if you have failed, congratulate yourself because if you are taking risks and stepping out in faith, then you are walking by faith and pleasing Yehovah. Continue to acknowledge Him and trust that He will direct your path.