Where would you like to step out into a new adventure with the Lord and yet are held back by fear or lack of belief in what the Lord can do for you and in partnership with you? Is there a place in your life where you have a desire to serve and to live into your purpose in Christ but you feel unqualified or unfit?
Perhaps the words of Moses as the Lord called him into service from the burning bush could come from our own lips: “Pardon your servant, Lord, I have never been eloquent” (Exodus 4:10). Or we might add, “I’m not qualified or smart enough or talented enough. Please send someone else.”
But, as Psalm 27 reminds us, it’s God himself who is our light and salvation and strong place. He provides the power and inspiration. We have nothing to fear. “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek” (Psalm 27:1,8).
In fact, the news gets even better. Not only can we trust God as our light and salvation; we can actually move more deeply into relationship and friendship with him by seeking him.
As we do this, worries about success or failure cease. We live for God. His light and wisdom guide us and make us suited for whatever adventure he brings our way.