For Christians seeking to reach their neighbors with the freedom and forgiveness that comes through a personal relationship with Jesus, life can often seem like a constant string of futility. For years you struggle and hardly see any results. You want to change people’s lives but nothing seems to happen. You share the truth in love and face rejection. Or perhaps the message is accepted but only in a shallow way that bears no fruit. You look around you and see nothing but hard, rocky, and thorny soil. You are overwhelmed. You just have to press on in obedience to God and rely on Him.
Other times, you may see people coming to Christ, growing in Him, and going out to reach others in such a dynamic way that you can’t handle it. You may have so many ministry opportunities that you are unable to handle them all. You are overwhelmed. You just have to press on in obedience to God and rely on Him.
We have been in both situations. Most of our ministry has been in the former category, though currently it seems like we are getting more of the latter, and we praise the Lord for how He is working. Yet no matter what the landscape looks like, we must share the message of salvation with others. We just have to press on in obedience to God and rely on Him.