Barak said to her,"If you go with me, I will go; but if you don't go with me, I won't go." Certainly I will go with you," said Deborah. "But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the LORD will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman." So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh. (Judges 4:8-9 NIV)
But the men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are."(Numbers 13:31 NIV)
Whenever the Israelites saw the man, they all fled from him in great fear. (1 Samuel 17:24 NIV)
If you don't go, God will send someone else. If you don't do it, God has someone else who will. If I don't serve Him, God has someone else who will serve Him faithfully.
If we keep saying no, not yet, not right now, I'm not sure, I'm scared, I can't...... God has someone else who will say Yes, no matter how tough it gets! Yes, no matter the cost! Yes, even though I'm scared! Yes, even if it kills me!
God says to us.... I have a Joshua (Numbers 14) and Caleb (Numbers 13:30), a David (1 Samuel 17), and a Stephen (Acts 6). I have a Deborah (Judges 4), a Ruth (Ruth 1), a Rahab (Joshua 2), a and Priscilla (Acts 18)! Keep giving Me excuses. Keep telling Me why you can't and I'll get someone who can. I'll get someone who will do what I have called him or her to do. God has already prepared someone to fulfill His plan and complete His work.
God wants to use us to accomplish His plans. He's given you and me an opportunity to be a part of them. Let us stop giving reasons as to why we can't and just depend on God to help us do it. Our Father knows everything about us, the good, the bad, and the ugly. So if He calls us, He will prepare us and He will be with us.