Main Text: Galatians 6:9 – In due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.
Psalm 9:18 – For the needy shall not always be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the poor perish forever.
If God has called us to a task or assignment, quitting is never the best and it is never fitting. Yet, we often are tempted to abandon such assignment due to discouragement. We often look for slightest opportunity to abandon a difficult and frustrating work. If we are in this kind of situation, the noblest expression of faith is a dogged determination to go on courageously with the task.
A minister told his congregation a story like this. A pastor opened church ministry sometime with seemingly little results. He became frustrated and started questioning God. Then one night he had a dream in which he was trying to break a large rock with pickaxe. He labored for hours on end without success. So he concluded and said “it’s no use continuing, I better quit.
Suddenly a man appeared by his side and asked him” were you not appointed to do this task? Why would you abandon it” The pastor told him that the work was futile, and he has not made any impact on the rock. “That is not your concern” replied the stranger. The work is in your hands, but the results are in another’s hand. Work on, pick up the axe again and go on. He picked up the axe again, struck the rock, and at his first blow thereafter the rock flew into several pieces. When he woke up from the dream a valuable lesson has been impressed upon his heart, and he went ahead and later pastored the new church successfully.
God is never an architect of incompleteness. The Bible tells us, He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). Our part is to stay in fellowship with Him and He will do the rest. He who puts his hand to the plough and looks back is unfit for the kingdom.
THOUGH THE BLESSING TARRIES, WAIT FOR IT BECAUSE IT IS ALMOST AT YOUR DOOR STEP
Prayer Point: May we not, blessed Lord, abandon any of your project, out of fear and disappointment.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.