Paul’s life, so extraordinary in so many ways, should define the ordinary life of the Christian in one sense: radical obedience. Jesus calls us to count the cost before enlisting and, having made a decision for Him, never to look back. What part of your life before Christ do you sometimes want to return to? Repent of this “looking back.”
Unfortunately, the church of Jesus Christ has not always relied on the power of God to advance the Gospel. In ages past, the “power” of the sword was a favorite tool. Today, many borrow the “strength” of secular business models or popular fads to grow a ministry. But the Lord delights to work in our weakness. Even if you have a disability, do not occupy a position of power, or otherwise feel insignificant, God can use you to do mighty things.