Our fears often hold us back from obeying Jesus and fulfilling His Great Commission. We can become fearful of many things, such as:
Looking foolish. Not knowing the answers to questions. Being rejected.
Basically, we are afraid of failing. And these fears are not irrational. In fact, these and other fears will come true time and time again, if we commit to making disciples. We will be rejected. We may look foolish even to ourselves. We will trip and fall.
But remember this truth: WE WILL NEVER FAIL WHEN WE CHOOSE TO OBEY GOD! This is true even when we don’t have all of the “right” answers – even when we are rejected, scorned, neglected, and despised.
In fact, WHEN WE ARE REJECTED, WE ARE A LOT LIKE JESUS!
On the other hand, never forget that to abandon our commission – to refuse to go, share, pray, give, and speak – is to have already failed.
Praise God we don’t have to be the ones who control the outcome and change people’s hearts. All we have to do is obediently go as our Savior sends us out. The choice is ours.
When has fear prevented you from fulfilling Jesus’ commission? And what specific steps will you take to own your fears and overcome them?
Love you guys!
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