The worst person on earth is not a murderer or adulterer, but one who had a good chance to serve God, and didn’t. Judas Iscariot was one such person. The Lord said of him, “It would have been better if he hadn’t been born!” Is the Lord saying of you, “I called him to serve Me. I gave him a great and high calling, but he messed up his life. He doesn’t want to serve Me”? Today you can repent and return to the Lord.
Do you know what the worst type of fear is? The fear to do the will of God. In Revelation 21:8 we read of a group of people going to the Lake of Fire. The first among them are the fearful. The fear they had is the fear to do the will of God. Some are afraid to give their heart to Jesus. Some know about water baptism but are afraid to obey. Some have a clear calling to serve God but they hesitate in fear. “Will I be able to continue till the end?” they query, “Will I be able to continue till the end?” they query, “I know it is the will of God for me. But I am afraid of the sufferings involved.
Dear child of God, let’s suppose your father owns the biggest company in the world. If he calls you to come and work in it, will you hesitate to resign your old job and join the company? Will you say, “I must consult my friends”? Will you be afraid your father may suddenly fire you. Child of God, you cannot find a better employer than Jesus. He is gracious and good and full of kindness and compassion.
So, if God has given you a calling, to serve Him don’t let it slip. If the Lord is saying to you “Launch out into the deep” or “Come ye apart into the desert place,” do not hesitate. He’ll give you the grace to live that higher life. Your Heavenly Father is holding you in the hollow of His hands. His Hands are so wide that all the water in the ocean can be held in them. How can you fall then? Even if you were to fall, it is into His Hands that you will fall. If you are exhausted and faint, you will only fall in the Hands of the Lord. The only way you can really fall is by running away from God. So rebuke that spirit of fear and come into the center of God’s will.
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion