Do you ever feel that all the things you do for the Lord aren’t making a difference? Since there is no visible evidence that a change has come about from all your efforts to change the world for Jesus…you get discouraged and want to quit? I find myself in that place quite often.
Being a witness in this world is hard! Your neighbors and co-workers think you’re a religious fanatic, your family thinks you’re a lunatic because you aren’t like them anymore…and your kids…well…they think you’re ‘old fashioned’, and maybe even a bit senile. After all, in this new age of technology and enlightenment, it’s not in style to listen to the wisdom of the elderly; now all you have to do is ask Siri or Google it. But God said: “Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly…”-Psalm 1.
I woke up praying this morning, asking God to make me bold; to remind me ‘Why’ He saved me. He brought me to the following scripture. After reading it, my strength was bolstered! Right then and there, I decided, the inscription on my tomb stone should read:
“Every morning her feet hit the floor…the devil said, ‘oh crap! She’s up!’ ”
Even if I can’t see a visible change in the world around me…it’s enough to know I’m wreaking havoc in the demon realm! If only ONE soul is saved because of my efforts-it is worth it all!
Take a look below…GOD CALLED YOU BEFORE YOU WERE EVEN BORN! Remember that today when you get discouraged!
Isaiah 49:1-7New International Version (NIV)
The Servant of the Lord
Listen to me, you islands;
hear this, you distant nations:
Before I was born the Lord called me;
from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.
He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me into a polished arrow
and concealed me in his quiver.
He said to me, “You are my servant,
in whom I will display my splendor.”
But I said, “I have labored in vain;
I have spent my strength for nothing at all.
Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand,
and my reward is with my God.”
And now the Lord says—
he who formed me in the womb to be his servant…
I am honored in the eyes of the Lord
and my God has been my strength—
I will also make you a light…
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
“Kings will see you and stand up,
princes will see and bow down,
because of the Lord, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”
So…there ya go, Satan! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Be blessed today, all you faithful workers of the Kingdom of God Almighty!