Everyone Gets an A

OWhat if you were taking a math class and the teacher announced on the first day, “everyone will get an A if you show up and try.” I bet if the fear of failing was removed, you would find that math really isn’t as scary as you thought. I bet you will find you have math skills that have lain dormant for years.

Well, Jesus’ finished work on the cross has taken away all fear of failure. He has said, “As my children, you are loved, accepted, and forgiven.” So therefore ministering isn’t that scary. We have gifts that have lain dormant in our hearts and now we are free to explore them. Free to take risks. Free to do what God has called us to do because after all is said and done, I will still be loved, accepted, and forgiven.

So let us go out today, knowing we already have an ‘A’ in Jesus. Allow that truth to propel us to heal the sick, give generously, love unconditionally, preach the Gospel unashamedly. Since we’ve already passed, we are released from the pressure to perform.

Let us go out today and have fun in the Holy Spirit, knowing no matter the outcome we win! Our faithful Teacher is cheering us on, giving us high fives, smiling not because of the outcomes but because we stepped out in faith and took the risk.

I’m pumped! Who is with me?

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (Colossians 2:13-15 NIV)