“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13 NKJV)
The challenges or struggles that we are faced with on a daily basis cannot be compared to the glory that God has packaged for us (Rom. 8:18). We were not designed to fail; because we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works (Eph. 2:10). If we fail, it’s because we refused to submit to the word that had been spoken from creation concerning our life. For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us (2 Cor. 1:20).
Despite the weaknesses of Simon Peter (Matt 14:28-29, Matt 16:22, Matt 26:33-34 & 70-72, John 18:10 & John 21:15-17) Jesus still confirmed the purpose of God for his life (Matt. 16:18), which was what God had created him to be before he was born. If we are not weak, God will not be able to use us, because we will be too strong for Him to use. For the thoughts and ways of God are not our thoughts and ways (Isa. 55: 8-9). For by strength shall no man prevail (1 Sam. 2:9). God is looking for a man who will submit and listen to Him.
God did not call us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9) for us to be pre-occupied with building our own empires and becoming self centered. The natural man prefers to stay in darkness because his deeds are evil (John 3:19). We must stop being selfish and step out of the upper room. We cannot continue to hide.
The kingdom of God is stagnating, while we are busy building our own cathedrals. A man outside the kingdom of God is a beast (Gen. 6:5) and a disaster waiting to happen if he does not encounter God. We must not frustrate the grace of God (Gal. 2:21) by failing and refusing to deploy the gifts that God has given to us to enable us bring the unsaved into His Kingdom.
When we submit to His word, only then can the power and grace of God establish us. When we submit to Him and allow Him to work through us, something must definitely happen to us, because it is God that is sponsoring us. It is God working through us (2 Cor. 4:7).
To be able to fulfill God’s purpose, fear must give way in our life (Acts 4:13). This is why we need the power of God (Act 2:41). For God has given us the spirit of power, and of love and of sound mind and not a spirit of fear (2 Tim. 1:7).