Have you ever felt like you were doing the Lord’s work, but little to nothing is coming from it? Like you are trying your hardest to be faithful, but there seems to be no tangible results or fruit?
I think we all feel this way at times. Perhaps Christ has given you a ministry, and it is slow-going. This can be extremely frustrating. It can make us wonder, “Does what I’m doing really matter?” It can also make us question our motives and hearts: is our ministry not successful because of sin?
I just want to encourage you today: if you are being faithful in doing the work God has for you to do, don’t be dismayed.
Think of Jeremiah. He was called “The Weeping Prophet”; he spoke God’s Word and Warnings to the people around him and didn’t gain a single convert. They laughed at him, and at some points threatened his life. Was it his fault that no one converted or heard him? No, not at all.
This is the truth: Success is being faithful to Jesus, period. Success in God’s eyes is not about numbers, money, or earthly success. If many people come to Christ and it can be seen (like in the case of Billy Graham), praise Jesus! But success does not always equal numbers, or the things men can see. After all, only God knows men’s hearts (Jeremiah 20:12).
Brother or sister, whether you have millions of people interacting with you, or just one person, Christ is pleased as you bow down to Him and do His Will. Be faithful, and leave the rest to Him!
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus came to do the Father’s Will: to die for all mankind. Learn more about Him, and His Love for the Father and you, here.