“But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.”
Jeremiah 1:7 KJV
The problem a lot of us have, when it comes to the leading of God is not that we can’t hear, it is a problem of bravery. Some of us are just too afraid to do what God has told us to do.
It is not enough to know God’s plans for our lives, we must be ready to take His word to the bank.
The fact that God has called you or revealed His plans for you to you will not automatically take your fears away. This is why you must be brave if you really want to fulfil God’s calling for your life!
During our midweek service, I defined bravery as “showing mental or moral strength to face difficulty or danger”. Brethren, it doesn’t matter what God has called you to do, it doesn’t matter if He spoke to you in a loud voice or sent an angel to you; if you are not brave, you will never be able to do anything that He said.
God called Jeremiah a prophet of nations but see how he responded to the calling:
“Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child”
Some of us are like Jeremiah, we give our fears more credit than embracing whom the word of God says we are.
For some of us, it’s our small mindset. We can’t just fathom the big things that God has said we will do, just like Zechariah.
Zechariah had prayed for a child, but when an angel finally appeared to him with the answers to his prayers, his mind was too small to receive it. And guess what? God literally had to shut his mouth to fulfil His plan in Zechariah’s life (Luke 1:11-20).
Anyone who’s not brave or is a small thinker cannot fulfil the plans of God for his life! Your call may be genuine but you have to realise that there’s also a mental programming of bravery that aligns you to do what God will have you do.
The good news is, bravery is possible in our realm by the Spirit of God in us. No, it doesn’t come by mere pep talk or motivation of any kind. It is injected into us via a provision that has been made available to us in the Spirit and by the Spirit. Glory to God!
The Bible tells us about Peter, after receiving the Holy Ghost, he publicly proclaimed the name of this same Jesus whom he had denied (Acts 4:8). That’s the kind of bravery we are talking about.
Brethren, the Spirit in us has made us brave. Hallelujah!
If there is anything that God has asked you to do but you haven’t done because of fear. It’s time to rise up and be brave.