Matthew 28:19 says” Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
When Jesus went to visit His disciples before He ascended into heaven, He told them one more thing that they are to do. After hearing the word they ready to do what the Messiah Jesus had told them to do.
My question to you this morning is, do you think that they found this to be a challenge for them? Do you find it challenging for you to do what Matthew 28:19 says? We all have challenges in what we are afraid to face or do. I do believe that when we are faced with a challenge we immediately start thinking of every excuse in the book to get out of it. Let’s take a look at what challenges really can do for us. First it all begins with how you and I see it. We can view it as problems or a course of action.
Did know that a challenge is disguised as a blessing?
Can that challenge help others?
Will it strengthen me?
What lesson or lessons will I learn from this challenge?
No one likes challenges especially the ones that are inconvenience for they come with obstacles and it catches us off guard. Today whatever challenge you are faced with know this, God has a purpose for it. Psalm 119: 34-7 says” Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
The result of your challenge will be revealed and when you see it you will say it was all worth it!!