What prevents many Christians from sharing the life-giving, world-changing news of the Gospel? What is it that keeps us from sharing God's grace in personal, powerful ways? It is fear.
Now sometimes fear is a good, God-given gift for the purpose of preserving our life. More often than not, however, it becomes an excuse to keep us from doing what we should. Fear holds us back from so many good actions and thereby prevents us and others from experiencing God's blessings. In the Bible, in the book of Proverbs we read " The lazy man says, 'There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!'” (22:13). He uses the supposed "danger" as an excuse to not go to work. For us, the stakes can be even higher. We use fear as an excuse to disobey God and not share the life-saving truth He has entrusted to us.
Is this true for you? Do you need some encouragement to overcome fear that is holding you back from obeying God in living out the Great Commission? Join me as we look at a historical figure from the Old Testament who needed some help to overcome his fear and do what God was calling him to do. May we all be encouraged and motivated to action by it.