People who have nothing to lose are in the right position to see God move.
If you believe you have something to lose you will always play it somewhat safe and end up missing out on God's open door. You'll settle for less. But if you realize that you can't lose, you relax and go for broke. When you think you have something to lose you work to protect what you have and you play defense. Any risks you take are highly calculated in order to limit losses (which usually also limits your gains.)
But when you finally (re)discover that you have nothing to lose, you do whatever God says without fear--you play offense. Now maybe this feels obvious and old hat to you but for me, this has been a big re-discovery this week. Lately, I feel like I've been living too much on defense, too worried about what I could lose rather than living realizing that I have nothing to lose.
But I'm praying through a renewed approach--the kind I had when I first entered into ministry. (Going back the way we came always seems to yield good things--thanks Jon Bishop for that phrase.) I want to live discarding foolish fear over things I can't protect or control anyway and then ask God for open doors to do wherever He's leading.
This whole concept was brought home to me again this morning as I was reading 1 Kings 7. I saw it right there in front of me. The lepers who were the first to witness a deliverance miracle of God, stumbled onto that miracle as soon as they realized that they had nothing to lose. And the thing is, you can be in a place where you have nothing to lose for a while before you realize it. That was the case for the lepers. They had nothing to lose for a while but they didn't see it till they came to the realization that they had nothing to lose.
Are you holding on too tight, worried about what you might lose if you follow God on some nudge of His Spirit? Stop it. You've got nothing to lose.
"Son/daughter, none of this depends on you... and so take courage!"