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Am I embarrassed to speak up for our Master Jesus or for his devoted followers? I know sometimes in the past I have been. It is embarrassing to admit that but it is true. I know where being faithful to the good news message can lead. Persecution is a natural by-product. Jesus promised it would happen.

I must take my share of suffering along with the rest of God’s messengers. What if I am made fun of? What if I am imprisoned? What if I am killed?

All this time I have been following Jesus and now I am being ridiculed. I know I am on the right track because I am being mocked. It isn’t fun but I am happy that the message of Jesus is reaching the people who need it.

All I can do is keep going. God has given me the power of His Holy Spirit. God will see me though to the end. God has saved me. God has called me to a holy work. I must accept the mission and go where it leads me.

I didn’t have anything to do with coming up with this mission. It is all God’s doing.

God has a plan. My job is to focus on what He wants me to do and let the chips fall where they may.

This plan is a gift from God. It is all God’s idea. I had no clue about any of it and then Bam!

I can’t shirk it off now that I know about it. Ever since Jesus appeared He has defeated death. He is vindicated in His resurrection life. He is glorified and a steady blaze of life. That is all the work of Jesus. It is all Him and His perfection.