“Hello my name is George, I am unemployed and living with my parents.” It may be one of the best lines from one of the best sit-coms of all time.

You may not have been a Seinfeld aficionado, but on this episode, George Costanza, known as a “short, stocky, slow-witted bald man,” decides to do the exact opposite of what he naturally thinks. Therefore, when he meets a beautiful woman, instead of pretending to be Art Vandaly the accomplished architect, he risks all by telling the truth.

Bobby Girard, our guest worship leader this past weekend calls it “Costanza Christianity” – where we deliberately go against our natural tendencies.

In my journal I am asking the question: What would I do if I had confidence?

What would I do if I risked it all instead of doing what I naturally do: make excuses, wallow in fear, or simply tune out God’s promptings with a good tv show, like Seinfeld reruns.

Lurking in our church I believe there are artists waiting to be heard, causes waiting to be won, and risky ministries waiting to be started. All that remains is for us to actually believe that God wants to use us. Instead of shrinking back, let’s press forward; instead of finding an excuse, let’s find a reason; instead of fear, let’s try faith.

We know where fear ends.

For the eyes of the Lord go to and fro throughout the whole earth, that He may strongly support those whose hearts are completely His . . .
2 Chronicles 16:9

God’s just waiting for us to risk it all. Take it from George, what do we have to lose?