Phenomenal success puts leaders at risk—the risk of believing they have earned their success based on their personal talent.
Faith is alive. It’s active and busy; it moves and works in the world. This is why James exhorts, “Show me your faith!”
They are stunned, these friends of Jesus. Gobsmacked. Flummoxed. They have been walking with the resurrected god-man Jesus, and now he’s gone.
This expectant waiting is altogether different from the typical sort of waiting, wondering and worrying about whether our plans will succeed or fail, whether the game will be won or lost, or whether or not our efforts will be rewarded.
Playing it safe for the sake of a career is like staying behind in the dark, a sure path to stumbling.