We’ve talked about mission, risk, fear, courage, and obedience. Seems like a straightforward-enough package. What’s left to talk about?
God’s presence, that’s what. If we try to tackle a mission by ourselves, it’s not going to work. No human being can provide you with enough courage to tackle the God-sized mission you have. Only God can do it.
Only God can overcome your fear, terror, and discouragement. Only God can truly give you courage.
And only God makes obedience not a spectator sport. He’s not off in the distance, watching us and evaluating us like Olympic judges. He’s with us, aiding us with his perfectly benevolent presence while we do it (and even when we blow it).
It’s so easy to lose sight of God’s presence amidst the frenetic activity of our days. How do we keep aware of it? Here’s some suggestions:
- Pause for one moment and ask, “God, where are You right now?” Listen for His answer.
- Ask yourself at the end of each day, “Where did I see God today?” Journal your answers. Periodically read them to encourage yourself.
Question: What do you do to stay aware of God?
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