DawsonTrotman0001“All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore. . . .” This is not only a privilege; it’s an order. “Go ye into all the world.” God doesn’t want you to take an island. He wants you to take the world.

Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” No man ever followed Jesus who didn’t become a fisher of men. If you aren’t fishing, you aren’t following.

You have to start with a few. You have to win one before you can win five, and five before you can win five hundred. But the world is before you. How big is your faith?

The need of the hour is men who want what Jesus Christ wants, and who believe He wants to give them power to do what He has asked. Nothing in the world can stop these men.

Do you want to be one of them? You may, but you will have to ask. “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.” That’s the way He has promised it will be. So when you call, ask big!

Dawson Trotman founded The Navigators, an interdenominational organization committed to training lay people in personal discipleship, evangelism, and follow-up. Today more than three thousand Navigator staff make disciples in all fifty states and seventy-one countries. This article was adapted from one of the last messages he gave to staff and trainees before his death in 1956.

Billy Graham said of him, “I think Dawson Trotman touched more lives than any man I have ever known. Dawson saw the world as conquerable for Christ. No project was too big, no undertaking too great to tackle, if he felt that God was in it.”

Discipleship Journal, Issue 61 (January/February 1991) (NavPress, 1991).