Acts 9:16–I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.
Jesus has appeared to Saul and Saul has been miraculously transformed from being a destroyer of Christians to a believer on Christ. However, he has been left blind by the encounter. God comes to Ananias and tells him to go to Saul and pray for him. When Ananias hesitates, God reveals this information about His plans for Saul. This verse is amazing and terrifying at the same time. I and amazed that God has set plans and thoughts regarding His desires for us. This is terrifying because sometimes I know that these plans may involve suffering. This comes down to the question of whether God is worthy to be followed regardless of what path He leads us down.
Father, You don’t ask a lot of me, You ask for all of me. The prospects of complete surrender are terrifying sometimes, but I would rather suffer going through the path You have for me than to be disobedient and miss out on the amazing things that You desire to do through me.