But it gives Him pleasure and glory to use His spiritual children to project His Will onto this earth and throughout all nations and cultures in the world’s history. Knowing that God desires to work through us and that He desires for us to be useful instruments in His hand, we should endeavor to spend time with Him daily. This daily time with Him permits Him to train us and gives Him opportunity to put His Power and Wisdom into us. This empowering for His work is so essential; our prayer and scriptural meditation time are so necessary for us be capable of doing His work. We also need regular fellowship and worship time with other believers to give us courage and strength, like iron sharpening iron, so that we go back into the community renewed with greater purpose for the daily work we do in God’s name. But as we endeavor to do things in His name, we will have to take risk, just as David took great risk in daring to stand up to Goliath.
This is where our courage comes in, as we refuse to give in to negative thoughts, worries, and fears, and just keep our focus on the goal that we are aiming for, remembering that He is with us all the way and that He is giving us the power to fight and He is controlling and ensuring the outcome. The world does not rest on our shoulders; it rests in the hands of God. And we should always remember that the more important things in life require great effort and many times great risk, whether the risk is simply our fear of failure or whether the risk is the fear of emotional wounding as we open up our heart or our life to another human being, daring to love them or do loving things for them. Whatever the risk is, we must remember always that God is in control so that we do not allow our fears and worries to have control, always keeping our eyes on the prize and on our Lord.
I pray that you will have courage to dream, risk, attempt, and succeed at great things in the name of God.