Serving Jesus Christ means that we may face dangers. Look at the life of Paul. From the minute he was converted to Christ, he began experiencing harm and despair. However, he did not count it as despair. He pressed on to know Christ more and more. The more he knew about Christ, the more he shared it with the world around him. This was his attitude in 2 Corinthians 4:11-12: “Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies. So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you.” His constant state of danger resulted in eternal life. It also resulted in the salvation of many.
While God may not be calling you to put yourself in the middle of danger, He may be calling you to endure and persevere trials and persecution. Maybe He is calling you to take a stand at your job for what is right. Maybe He is calling you to defend the poor and helpless. Maybe He is calling you into a life of missions, spreading the gospel from nation to nation.
Whatever He is calling you to, have the attitude of Paul. Say, “Yes, Lord,” and follow Him wherever He is leading. Consider others’ lives more valuable than your own and the gospel message more important than anything else. When you do, you will carry the cross of Christ with you wherever you go.