Facing a Challenge

Sometimes in life, something happens that we ask ourselves, can I do this?  Am I big enough for this task?  Can I handle this challenge?

We’ve all been there at some point.  We’ve all had something dropped in our laps, something go on that we think to ourselves, I can’t do this.  I just can’t.

So, what do we do when that happens?  How do we handle that challenge?  What are our options?  What do we do?  One of my favorite examples of something like this happening in the Bible is Matthias.  Listen to his story as found in Acts 1: 23-26:

And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

1210_TechTips_ArticleWe don’t know much about him in scripture other than what we just read.  We know he was part of the group that was with Jesus, we know he was faithful, and we know that he was then called to step up into a group that was so very important.

And we know that he did.

So, what do you do when you face that challenge?  I think that verse in the passage is so key – “Lord you know the hearts of al, show us which one of these two you have chosen.”  When that challenge comes, we trust in the one that has called us to that place.

When God has placed your or led you to a place where you think, I just can’t do this, remember that.  God has placed you there.  God has led you there.  It is God that is at work in getting you to that point.  It is God that had called you.

Through Him, by Him, with Him, you can do it.  You can.  If He has led you to that moment.  You can do it.

That challenge me be a new opportunity.  Or it may be a moment of pain.  Or it may be a something that even hurts.  The challenge could be a million different things.  But if God is the one guiding you and holding your hand, He will lead you in that moment.

Trust.  When the challenge looks to great.  When your strength looks too small.  When you are unsure, unsteady, and maybe even unready.  Trust.

God has you there.  And He will not leave you.  He knows your heart.  And He knows what you can do.

Trust.

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