A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, July 19, 2019.
Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
Sometimes it can seem difficult to follow the commands of God. It certainly is not that our hearts are not in the right place, but rather that it can be a little scary. Before Jesus left the earth he gave his disciples a great commission. He told them to go into the entire world and make disciples. He told them that they should teach those new disciples what they had been taught and follow the commands that he had given them. The only problem is, he never said exactly how to do it. What if you are an introvert and are shy around people? What if you are socially awkward and no matter how hard you try you seem to put your foot in your mouth over and over again? What if you think you have it all together and would do great at this but you are just really busy? Then what?
The problem with all of these thoughts and many of the thoughts that we have about stepping out and doing God’s business is that we think it depends on us. We are under the impression that we will walk out by ourselves and do the work of God on our own. Yet, that is not what Jesus promises us. Jesus promises us that when we do his work, we can be sure that he will be with us. In other words, we are never doing it alone. We have Jesus with us in every interaction, every conversation and with every step that we take on his behalf.
Friends, take heart, Jesus is with you. When you make the decision to follow him and to devote yourself to his work you are never alone. If you are inarticulate, he will give you the words when you need them. If you are shy, he will stand with you and give you the courage to be bold. If you think you have it all together, you’re wrong, and he will be there with you to pick you back up when you inevitably stumble and fall. So take a chance, step up, step out, and do the work of God because whenever you do you are never alone.