A Wonderful Word for Wednesday ~ Don't Be Afraid of Their Faces

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On Wednesdays, the My Faith and Fitness Blog will feature a passage of scripture and questions to encourage us to reflect on how we can each live a life that pleases God and allows us to fulfill the plans that God has prepared for us.

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.  But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.  Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LordThen the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. ~ Jeremiah 1:4-9 (KJV)

When God gives you an assignment and you are met with resistance, how do you find the strength and courage to be faithful to God’s instructions?  How can you create a circle of trusted allies to help you deal with the resistance?

When preparing to preach or teach, what do you do when you have to give messages or discuss topics that people may not want to hear?

In what ways can you encourage others to thrive in their God-given assignments when they are met with resistance?

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