We see in the letter to Philippi that Paul has been so captivated by the gospel that he's holding nothing back. It's all on the table for the Lord to use. He is fully interested in and commited to what Jesus is interested in. What's keeping you held back from the life that God is inviting you into? What's keeping you held back from taking that bold step of faith? What's holding you back from serving, from giving, from pouring your life out? You are called to be all in and say, “Jesus, you have my full attention in every moment, in every situation, regardless of my past or my fears.”
Jesus would love to take away whatever fear you are holding onto if you will only let him. If you want to experience the blessedness of God, focus your life on the interests of Christ, gather it all up, and put it all in on the table and say that God gets everything you have to offer.
Your calling from God will not be the same as Timothy, Epaphroditus, or Paul. Timothy helped serve lots of different churches and volunteered his time to help them. Paul planted churches and became a pastor, and Epaphroditus served food and helped people in prison. It will likely be different for you. There's a infinite range of possibilities where God may have you go, but you won’t know until you give him your full attention; whatever he asks, whatever it costs, with no fear and no limits.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus and don't let your situation limit you. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and don't let your past define you. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and don't let fear stop you. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Seek after not your own interests, but the interests of Jesus Christ and just watch what happens.
Reflection/Discussion Question: What is holding you back from embracing where God is calling you?