In Paul's letter to the Church in Ephesus, he describes himself, “an ambassador in chains”.
Locked away in a prison, Paul adamantly refuses to allow his circumstances to dictate or alter his identity. In chains, he remains the Lord's ambassador.
Can you imagine Paul chained up in that dungeon, throwing up his hands saying,
"That's it; it's over; I'm finished!?
Instead, the apostle grows bolder as an ambassador; not intimidated or ashamed, because Paul isn't chained in his Spirit, he's only bound in the flesh. Remember how he concludes his letter to the Philippian Church declaring,
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Don't allow yourself to be defined by your past, or "chained" by your current circumstances. God has also called you to be an ambassador for Him.
In these dark times we ought to be growing even bolder, amidst our trials and tribulations!
Larry Lilly. Make today Count