We were driving to a high school graduation party when Cathy asked me the question; “What one thing would you most want to do if you knew that you couldn’t fail?” Cathy had been pondering the question for the past few days.
She said, “That’s a different question than “What one thing would you most want to do if you had unlimited resources?” “Seriously; what would you do if you knew that you couldn’t fail?
What risks have you been afraid to step out to do simply because the fear of failure was too great?” She said, “One of the things that you could do is tell others about Jesus; that is something that you could do and not fail. We don’t witness because we believe that we will probably fail.” My friend, how could you fail if you were simply telling others about Jesus?
We can’t fail at “witnessing” – telling others what God has done for us – telling what we’ve seen and heard – how God has revealed Himself through Jesus Christ in our lives. We are simply telling what we’ve experienced through God’s Word and His Holy Spirit come alive in our lives; and the difference He has made! But we think that we’ll fail; so we don’t even try to succeed!
The disciples were afraid to go out and take a risk just before Jesus went back up into heaven. 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28: 18-20 (NKJV)
Jesus has all authority; and we are to go and share what he has done in our lives because of it.
So let me ask the question one more time; “What one thing would you most want to do if you knew that you couldn’t fail?” You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by stepping out by faith in the Lord. You have everything to lose and nothing to gain by giving up.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV)