“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24 NKJV
Too often, even Believers in the Most High God, allow what they see to deter them–if only for a moment. It only takes a moment for the enemy to ignite doubt and cause people to lose sight of their faith in God.
In order to be effective ministry and in succeeding with all God has put on our hearts to do, we must not allow the surface–superficial events of the moment–to deter us. We have to develop a like-minded attitude that kept Paul moving forward–even when he knew his destiny would end in death. He was determined to finish what God had started in him and so too should we, be just that determined.
Let’s face it–death is part of living and since most of us don’t know when that’s going to occur, we should simply concentrate on doing what God has put in our hearts to do–promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ, love everyone we meet, and stand firm on The Word of God. Nothing–not political foolishness, not decaying, aging bodies, not the bigotry of the ignorant, not the attempt to demonize Believers or others, not the lack of respect for those in authority, not the doomsday prophecies by false prophets, not the deliberate mangling and distortion of The Word, not our personal situations–nothing–absolutely nothing should deter us from having faith in God, trusting Him and Him alone.
“He who began a good work in us, is faithful to complete it.” We simply stand at the ready to be used by Him, trusting all that He does.
No matter what happens in the balance of this day, the coming weeks, months or years; no matter who is president of this country or any others, our focus must remain on what God has called us and qualified us to do–our faith in Him–never wavering.
When the politicians fail you and the statues and beads don’t respond, and no one else is available to rescue you–who you gonna call?
I’m calling on the name of Jesus–daily–believing that all He has determined for my life will come to pass, no matter how things look and this is what all Believers should proclaim and not worry about the other stuff. When we do what we’re supposed to do, God will handle the outcome.