If you have been purchased by Christ then the next step is to be invested in purpose. We have individual iterations of purpose, but in general, all Christians have the same ULTIMATE PURPOSE. This purpose is found in Matthew 28: 18-20

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Has God spoken into your life and commanded you to embark on your individual iteration of the above purpose? If you are hesitating, ask yourself "WHY". Why haven't you started that business? Why haven't you gone to the mission field? Why haven't you written that book yet? Why are you afraid to start a family? Why haven't you begun to serve at schools and camps? Why haven't you taken that new job? The options that may apply to your personal life are endless, but most times, the answer to all of the above scenarios is "I'M SCARED!!!". The task ahead may seem daunting to us and we're just plain scared.

The beauty of verse 18 is that the Lord Jesus tells us up front why we shouldn't be afraid. He states His authority over EVERYTHING as the ultimate reason for our empowerment. We don't have to worry about starting that business, because the authority over the capital that we need to start already belongs to Jesus. The authority over the words of your future book already belongs to Jesus. The authority over every opposing force that will attempt to stand in the way of your purpose already belongs to the LORD!!! As such, we can begin planning, acting and executing in CONFIDENCE, because we already know the end from the beginning- JESUS WINS!

So, again, my question to you today is "Why you scared?"

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