Before Moses became a great leader he was a murderer, and tried to turn God down. Abraham was a liar. Some of the greatest men and women of scripture were nothing more that ordinary people answering the call of a mighty God, who saw more in them then they saw in themselves.
God is calling out to each of us. Romans 12:4-5 tells us that we are all members of one body in Christ, but while we are one body, it is made up of many parts. God is calling you to take up your part. And from experience, what he is asking will be much greater than you could ever imagine. Maybe like me, what He calls you toward will be terrifying. He may ask you to leave a stable job for the ministry. He might ask you to take over teaching a Sunday school class filled with children. He might ask you to start a ministry to the homeless, or send you into the jails to talk to prisoners. He asks for a lot of things.
I have discovered that public speaking is no longer a fear of mine. Sometime in the last five years that has finally passed, but now that I have settled into this role God called me too. I feel He isn’t done yet. I know He will ask for bigger, more, scarier things and so I find my way back to Joshua 1:6-7, and I remind myself, “Be strong and courageous.”
What is God calling you too? I leave you with this. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”