Bible Verse When In Doubt: Fulfill Your Mission

As Christians, we doubt. Don’t we? Didn’t the apostles doubt? “When they saw him, they worshipped, but they doubted.” (Matthew 28:17) The disciples see Jesus after his resurrection and are full of wonder so they worship. But after witnessing the death Jesus suffered, they are afraid and so they doubted in God as well. Sometimes we gaze at God with wonder and amazement, because of who he is, but we doubt who we are. We doubt because we do not believe we are strong enough, brave enough, or worthy enough. Don’t we? 

That day, Jesus entrusted his disciples with a big mission: “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19). Imagine you see Jesus get crucified on the cross, resurrect the next day, and then he asks you to go and spread his name. Even if our hearts desire to spread His name, but our human hearts are weak and we might doubt a path of suffering. God entrusts a mission into our hands. But as much as our hearts desire to fulfill and say “Yes Lord, I will do this,” we look at the big mission in our small hands and doubt. Just like the disciples did the day Jesus ascended into Heaven. 

We Doubt Ourselves

We look at the tasks God asks of us and say, “But Jesus, what if…?” Or “Yes God, but I am afraid of what’s next.” Or “What if the task you’ve given me is too big for me?” Or “God, I don’t think I can do this. I am not worthy or good enough.” We doubt not only in ourselves, but we fear because of what can happen. What if people ignore me, or make fun of me, or worse, even kill me for spreading the Gospel?

But Jesus tells them, “and behold, I am with you until the end of the age,” (Matthew 28:20). Jesus gives the disciples courage that day, even when they are given an incredibly large task. He reminds them that the God of courage, bravery and strength will be with them. That the God who conquered death and rose for them will be with them throughout every step of the way. God never promises that it will be easy. But he promises that the journey will be worth it. The path may be arduous, difficult, and at times seem impossible, but if God is on our side who can be against us?

But Jesus Chose You and I!

Jesus chose his disciples that day, and today he chooses us. He takes us up from the wilderness we are in and reminds us who we are, and ignites the desire in our hearts to spread his love to everyone we encounter. We may be “nor wise, nor powerful, nor of noble birth,” yet still Jesus chose us. Jesus works in our lives in the most amazing way. He works the field of our lives and plants his seed into our hearts. He prepares the field of our hearts so that we may become his “co-workers” and fulfill the mission he placed in our hands.

When Jesus spoke to his disciples that day, he was speaking to all humanity. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,” he said to every single Christian who ever existed and will ever exist. The greatest mission of our life is to bring more souls to Christ and help others like us find Christ’s love and mercy. Someone in our lives once brought us to Christ, through their intercession, words, or actions, and so now it is our turn to bring others towards our Beloved.

Yes, sometimes we doubt, but we must always remember that we are not alone. The King of Heaven and Earth guides us, intercedes for us, and inspires our hearts to complete his will. Let us listen when we are called and trust in Jesus when he speaks. “For we are God’s co-workers.” (1 Corinthians 3:9) Jesus needs us to help bring other souls to his Holy Father. He needs us to give our lives to him, die to ourselves, and rise to become one with God. 

We Are Called For Mission

The mission Jesus placed in our hands is a big one, but we are called to big, incredible things. We are called to mission with Jesus, and live for Him alone. The disciples doubted that day, but once they were filled with the Holy Spirit, they gave their lives valiantly for the one who deserves it all. Let us be like the disciples, be brave, Catholic women to use our lives as instruments for Him. 

Love, Luna


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