Mary, the mother of Jesus, faced an overwhelming challenge. God sent an angel to her to inform her that she, a virgin, would give birth to Jesus. This challenge could have destroyed her reputation and future, and yet, before she even knew the outcome of her situation, she chose to worship God (see Luke 1:46-55).
It’s ironic, how we all secretly long for adventure – a challenge – and yet, when God gives us just that, we cringe, and long to go back to the way things were. Sometimes we are afraid of the unknown, never realizing that what He is allowing us to go through is leading us to the greater plans and purpose He has in store for us.
It would have been so much easier for Mary to worry, rather than worship, but because she placed her trust in God and yielded herself to the plan God had for her, she ended up being one of the most amazing vessels that God ever used. Worship or worry? What will you do? Imagine what God would do through you if you yield yourself to the challenges He places before you. sr
Additional Verses for Study: Joshua 1:9; Psalm 34:1-5; Proverbs 3:5-6; Isaiah 6:8; Jeremiah 29:11; Daniel 11:32b; Mark 14:36; Romans 8:31; Philippians 4:6; 2 Timothy 1:7