Pride tempts us to take an idea and run with it in our own strength, while fear taunts us with feelings of inadequacy, abandonment, and impending failure. As Jesus turned His mission over to the first disciples, they could have been tempted by both pride and fear. But Jesus called them to move forward with humility and confidence in the power of the Holy Spirit. Any power they had and any success they experienced would come from God and reveal Jesus to the world. Where do you need to rely on the Holy Spirit as you lead in Jesus’ name?

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”—Acts 1:8

Prayer: Jesus, fill me with Spirit-born humility and confidence as I move into my day. Wherever I go, wherever You send me, let my attitudes, words, and actions witness to You. In Your name, amen.


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