Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"
Judges 4:8 Barak said to her, "If you go with me, I will go; but if you don't go with me, I won't go."
Mary, Jesus mother, accepted her assignment knowing the cost. Esther resisted but was willing to risk her life to save her people. Many others have reluctantly stood for the Lord.
Ananias was instructed by God to go to Paul and heal him. Paul had been sent by the high priests to arrest and imprison the ones that worshipped Jesus. Ananias knew all about Paul and questioned the Lord. (Acts 9:15) Ananias is told to 'go'. He was obedient and he brought Paul to the disciples in Damascus where he began his true ministry to the Gentiles.
While, in this day and age, we, in America are not usually asked to give our lives for an assignment of the Lord, He knows that when we are given a calling to do a certain job or project, we will be given all the tools and knowledge needed. Sometimes that knowledge is given 'on the way' but He is faithful to guide us.
Whether we are taking on a leadership role, working silently behind the scenes, or being second in command, God provides all our needs according to His wisdom. No matter where we are planted, He honors our obedience and willingness. We just need to remember that He is in charge of making job assignments and has long ago done a skills assessment of His people. He knows our weaknesses and
strengths. He knows we do better when we acknowledge our failures and rely on Him to turn our weaknesses into our greatest strengths. When we remember where our gifts come from and give Him all the glory, He will honor us with the crown of life and eternal rejoicing in His presence.