Risk in the Christian life is required. It is as fundamental to life in the Spirit as a pulse is fundamental to life in the body.
Risk is why we MUST begin with knowing the truth of Who the Father is and HOW the Father is. Risk is essential to life in the Spirit as opposed to life in the flesh. Life in the flesh does not take risks because it does not make sense to the natural mind.
On the other hand, life led by the Spirit is a life of risk and reward; the reward of knowing Him better, knowing His faithfulness better, knowing His trustworthiness better and seeing the manifestation of His love through your obedience and your trust in Him to take the risk.