The heroes of faith in the past did some of the most audacious things. They were unafraid to use their faith, challenge rulers and kingdoms, believe in the impossible and face death… Where did this boldness come from?
What gave Esther the boldness to put her life at risk for the sake of the people? What made Elijah confront an entire kingdom and fearlessly challenge all their priests?
The source of their boldness was that they served God; God was with them. When you are obedient to God you become a giant. You have the power in your hands to turn yourself into a giant.
‘And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”’ (1 Kings 17:1-4)
Following the word of God gives you the confidence to rise above anything that brings you down. Trusting Him and putting your faith in Him helps you grow in unimaginable ways. Obey God and you too will become like those heroes of faith.
Obeying God can make you bolder and bigger and can give you the extra strength you need. So, don’t hold back – embrace your faith and give Him your all.