Matthew 26:39 (NLT) He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

Jesus had a point in His life where He almost choked. He knew His assignment was to separate Himself from His Father, take on sin, suffer and die for mankind, but His flesh didn’t want to comply. Jesus begged His Father to have mankind be redeemed in another way, but He forced His flesh to comply with the will of the Father.

Some of us know God has called us to do or say something, but because of fear or rebellion, we choke. Don’t choke. If God has called us to do something, He’s given us the grace or ability to complete the task (2 Corinthians 12:9). We may not feel like we’re qualified or have the resources to complete the task, but God sees victory at the end of every God-given assignment if we don’t choke.

From tithing, to starting a business, to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God will be with us and see us through if we don’t choke.

Inspired by Bishop I.V. Hilliard