You Can Do It

A devotion on Ezra 10:4

“Arise, for the matter belongs to you and we are with you. Be courageous, and do it.”
–Ezra 10:4

My Lyft driver seemed very nice, but the music cursing and shouting from the speakers wasn’t uplifting at all.

Something told me to ask her to change the station.

At first, I pushed the thought away. I didn’t want her to think I was weird, or dislike me. But it was a long car ride, and the voice persisted.

Finally, I blurted, “would you mind if we changed the radio station?”

She asked what I wanted to change it to and I told her the name of a Christian radio station. Soon, songs about God’s love strummed out of the speakers. I was relieved, but still worried about what she might think.

When we got to my destination, she thanked me for showing her a new radio station. She said she had enjoyed it.

I don’t know if she kept listening, or if she’s even a Christian. But I know I’m thankful for the experience.

I believe God asked me to show her that station. And I know that when God asks us to do something, He doesn’t leave us alone to do it by ourselves. He loves everyone and wants us to share the blessings He’s given us.

So the next time you hear that small voice telling you to do something kind or good, listen to it. Be courageous! God is with you.

Prayer

Dear God, Please help me listen when You speak and give me the courage to act on Your behalf. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

What would I do if I had the courage? I will pray for God’s guidance and power. How can I share God’s blessings with others today?