Maybe you are in the same place, having started out on a great adventure with excitement and vision, but now you struggle to see any reason to persevere.
When I feel weak in my own abilities, I remember the Lord Himself is doing the fighting. All He looks for is a willing vessel through whom to work. It doesn’t matter how fragile that vessel might be, because the battle is the Lord’s and so is the victory. The narrow road will always be difficult, but the Son of God left His footprints on it, and at the end of the road, we will meet Him face-to-face.
The person who gives Christ his or her life will always face an uphill battle. Whether we are retired, a part-time employee, a company manager or serving in ministry, God has purpose in where He’s placed us. But we must remember that it is our greatest privilege to serve the Lord out of love. When we fail to understand this great truth, we serve Him with the wrong motives and lose our joy. With wrong motives, our service for Christ becomes a burden or even a guilt trip.
My friend, wherever you are, may I encourage you to keep going in all the Lord has called you to do? Your part in Gospel for Asia’s efforts is just one way the Lord is using your life, and you have already made a tremendous difference in the lives of people like Ekanga, Mihirkiran and Adya. But our journey is not yet done.
Let us once again return to loving the Lord above all, even our very lives. Then our service, our giving and our praying will turn from being a burden into the greatest privilege and joy we have on this earth.
“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:12).