The world is a dangerous place.
Every day men and women put their lives on the line for our country, for freedom in America and around the globe, for their families and loved ones, for the spread of the Gospel to every tribe and every nation.
But it was easier to watch events unfold on the news when I didn’t know anyone actually over there. But now, friends in places where travel is not permitted are risking it all in the most dangerous and volatile regions.
They’ve been told their lives are in danger, but they go. They do what God has told them to do, and sometimes—they die.
I suppose I should be immune to death and violence, having seen more of both than I care to admit. But I’m not immune and don’t want to be. When it touches close to home, it touches close to home. It should hurt.
I must always ask myself if I’m walking into danger or trusting God. Am I living in fear or walking by faith? Am I so secure in my comfort zone I refuse to go where God has called me?
At times I must reevaluate what God is doing in the world, and the part He wants me to play in spreading His Gospel to the unreached, no matter where they live.
Be aware of what’s happening—the world is changing daily, and new frontiers are opening. Don’t miss what God is calling you to do. It won’t be easy, it won’t be glamorous, it won’t be comfortable, and it won’t be safe. But if He’s calling you to it, He will sustain you.
It possible that you may follow other servants of God in giving your life for the spread of the Gospel. But keep in mind—that’s the worst that can happen. They can’t take your eternal future away.
In Luke chapter 12, Jesus says:
“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!”
God will sustain you through whatever He calls you to—He has promised to. Be the leader He’s created you to be. Live the life He has called you to live—and die the death He has chosen.