Are you discouraged because the work that God has called you to do is off to a slow start? Remember some of our most wonderful inventions got off to slow starts.
In his ministry at Corinth, the apostle Paul went to a synagogue every Sabbath and tried to persuade the Jews that Jesus is the Christ, but they refused his message.
Encouraged by the Lord, he kept on for one and half years until a church was established in that city. What began with little promise eventually prospered.
Are you off to a slow start? Don’t let a rough beginning in your endeavor for the Lord get you down.
When you know you are in God’s will, when you know you are obeying His call, stick with it. Giving up and giving in to pressures that we face limits all that God could do through us. But if we would but trust His grace, God can make a great finish out of a slow start.
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. —Acts 18:9, NIV
Prayer: Lord, empower us to triumph in times of hardship.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kokouvi Oevo is a Sponsor and Donor Services Associate in the Compassion Togo office.
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