Does Someone Intimidate You?

“In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that He channels toward all who please Him.” (Proverbs 21:1, NIV)

It’s interesting to me how so many people feel intimidated in the presence of someone they regard as talented, bright, or powerful. They often agonize whether they will be viewed with favor or whether they will even be noticed. They fear that a question may be asked that they cannot answer. They perceive that a project approval, a new order, or perhaps even their career advancement may hang in the balance of this one person’s response to their request.

As Christians, we proclaim to be followers of Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that He is God – the Creator of the universe. We recognize that He alone is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-seeing. And we understand that His capabilities and attributes are far beyond comparison or comprehension. Yet, at the same time, we enjoy a personal relationship with Him and have access to Him twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, without having to make an appointment or without having to go through His staff or His secretary to “speak” with Him.

So, when we’re feeling intimidated in the presence of another human being, we need to step back and re-evaluate who is really important in our lives. “He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning” (Daniel 2:21, NIV).

Christ is not waiting for an appointment to see the CEO of GM, IBM, or even the president of the United States. He is not in need of their approval or wisdom. They, just like you and me, are in need of His approval! As long as we have Christ with us, there is no need to be intimidated by anyone, anywhere!

Enjoy your Thursday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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