Thursday, January 10, 2019

Perseverance

"Our motto must continue to be perseverance.  And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success." -William Wilberforce 

It can be disappointing to pour so much of ourselves into being generous to those in need and sharing God’s Word with the lost only to see few, if any, results.  We may even think, “What the point?” or “Am I really making a difference?”  Paul spoke to this very concern in the book of Galatians in a time that the church was being persecuted. He said, "So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up" (6:9, NLT).  What's true in this time for the church is also true for me and you in that we cannot let the lack of results or our unsatisfied desires for significance hinder us from persevering on to do what is right.  We must leave these results to God.  We may soon come to recognize that we have made a much bigger difference than we initially thought.  

But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded (2 Chronicles 15:7, NLT). 

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