When Ezekiel receives his call from God, the Lord warns him that the people He is sending him to are stubborn, and may not listen. But Ezekiel must go anyway. God’s call on Ezekiel — and us — is not to success, but to faithfulness. And thankfully, it is paired with an encouragement, repeated multiple times in this chapter: “Do not be afraid.” God doesn’t send us out alone. He goes with us.