God will not challenge you to do something and then leave you hanging. That’s not God’s way. It is all about leaning forward in faith.
Randy Pope introduced the concept of Lean Forward and Flap when talking about doing something he finds hard or intimidating - like preaching a sermon!
1. He knows that God has called him to do something hard.
2. He walks up to the edge of obedience, leans forward, and flaps.
3. God’s power then lifts him up and enables him to accomplish the thing that in the beginning seemed so intimidating.
Isn’t that what God is saying to us when He asks us to Greet new people, Befriend them, and Invite them to church? God is just asking you to do what Randy does every time he steps up to give a message: Lean Forward and Flap. And trust that the God will provide the wind that makes you fly! And remember …
You are responsible for the effort.
God is responsible for the outcome.
(Now isn’t that a load off your mind?)