Take This Risk/Rest Quiz

Feb 5, 2020 | 0 comments

I have to admit, I love those silly quizzes on social media. You know the ones that tell you which character from Downton Abbey you are most like, asks “How good is your grammar?” or ranks your common sense.

So, when you saw the title to this post, you might have expected something on the lighter side. I have my fair share of photos from taxis that used packing tape to ensure NO ONE could roll up the windows during health scares. So, a lighter side of risk exists, to be sure, but not in this quiz.

This is more like the beginning of the second period. Your day started off groovy with your first period watching a movie; during the passing break, you saw your best friend and heard what his or her annoying mom said on the ride to school. Insert eye roll at parents and head to your next class.

No sooner had your second period started than the teacher said, “Okay class, take out a pen or pencil. We have a pop quiz!” Oh the groans, but what can you do?

So, take out a pen or pencil, my friend. Here’s your quiz:

1. How has your “home” culture informed how you think about rest?

2. How has your “home” culture informed how you think about risk?

3. What does the Bible say about risk and rest?

4. Name three risks you are exposed to today.

5. What are the benefits of rest? (Your teacher casually mentions, “I thought of 12.” Good grief!)

6. What are the upsides of risk on the field?

7. List three feared downsides of rest.

8. List four feared downsides of risk on the field.


9. Name seven ways to manage the tension between risk and rest.

How did you do? If you fear (no pun intended) that you didn’t pass, we are here to help you. The bell rings and as you load your books into your backpack, you scribble on a piece of paper and fold it over. Passing your friend in the hall on the way to your third class, you hand them the folded note.

They open it and read, “You will find the answers to all of the questions to the quiz and more in this month’s workshop: Manage the Tension Between Risk and Rest.

You smile and head on to your next class, relieved that we can help each other out.

This post and this month’s workshop were written and recorded prior to the coronavirus influencing larger parts of the world. God knows that you might be recalculating to change or need to think through the relationship between risk and rest. Global Trellis helps you stay on the field, able to play your part in the Great Commission. Know that resources are at your fingertips, so you can access them when you need them.

Photo by Mauricio Santanna on Unsplash

Amy Young

Life enthusiast. Author. Sports lover. Jesus follower. Supporting cross-cultural work.




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