Following The Lord In Tough Assignments

Following Jesus isn’t easy. We want it to be and often, this is what keeps us from growing as a Christian, but it’s not easy. It was never intended to be. Jesus said once, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Jesus was trying to warn those following Him that doing so would not be easy.
In Acts 9, a man named Ananias was given a tough assignment. Ananias lived in Damascus. The Bible says that Ananias was a believer but it doesn’t say much of anything else about him. But one day, Ananias was just minding his own business when God spoke to him. God told Ananias to go over to straight street to the house of Judas and, he was to ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul.
Ok, God has spoken and what He has said is pretty clear… go to the straight street… find the home of Judas and ask for a man named Saul…
Ananias responds like most of us.. he says “But Lord.”
Ananias had heard about Saul and it wasn’t pretty. Saul had been persecuting Christians so, Ananias was concerned about being told to go find Saul. God had given Ananias a tough task.
There are times when God calls us to do something that is tough. Maybe it’s give above and beyond our tithe… even a sum of money that will challenge us. Maybe God has spoken to you about teaching Sunday School but you don’t want to make a commitment to being there every Sunday. Maybe it’s going on a mission trip. Maybe it’s relocating. Whatever it is… if God has called you to do something, we need to follow Him.
Ananias did obey the Lord and God used him in the life of Saul. God is not going to call us to do something without equipping us and providing for us.
Today… be willing to follow the Lord.

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