I appointed you as a prophet to the nations

“Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.” But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD. Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
How many times have we told God no just because we are scared as to where he wants us to go? How many times have we backed down on sharing our faith even with our own family members for the same reason? To many different times to count right? But if we really think about it what is holding us back? He says that He will rescue us and that he is with us. But we are still scared the main question is why? Now I am not just talking missions on the global level I am talking about local missions as well. Here let me put it another way.
18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Now that makes more sense right? Still have some doubts? It is ok to be scared but to remember that Christ has a plan for each and every one of us. We do not need to ever leave the country to make disciples of all nations do we? Of course not some of us maybe called over seas permanently but others of us have not been called over seas at all. God can still use us no matter where we are. Let me end with this thought answer it for your self’s.
Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives him or her patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?


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