“Learning to Live” starts with “An Awareness of God”.
Our weakness and fears will not stop God from calling us to serve Him. Our weaknesses don’t matter, because God is sending us out in His unfailing strength. And, our fears are of no concern, because He has given us all we need to triumph over the adversities we will face. The only thing that does matter is our OBEDIENCE! How will we respond to God’s call?
God calls on those who are humble enough to recognize their complete insufficiency and hopelessness without His sustaining power… God wants to use you, BECAUSE you know you are not good enough!
Like Jeremiah, let us choose God’s way instead of the way of the world and in the end, we too will be Undefeated, Unbowed and Undiminished.
Man has always measured success by material (financial) security and social standing. So, the means to acquire these attributes have always been highly prized. God, however, measures success by spiritual security (salvation) and spiritual standing (righteousness), which are obtained not by human wisdom/knowledge but by faith and obedience.
Far from being an obstacle to our spiritual growth, pain can be the instrument of it… if we are trained by it.
Servants of God who are walking in the will of God as they accomplish the plans of God have no reason to fear. No one can stop them from doing God’s work and those who try are only blessing them; making them stronger.