Forward Motion

Posted: April 9, 2013 in God's man, Just A Thought, Stronger Together

Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you had so much passion for doing a specific thing. It’s that time in your life when you feel, maybe you know, that God has called you to something.

 I don’t know what that thing is for you, but you know God has called you to do a work.  You begin by putting effort to move forward and pushing hard to accomplish the thing you have been called to do.  Some would say, your hair is on fire and you’re running fast.  No obstacle is too big and nothing can stop you, because you know in your heart that the effort is important and it could change people’s lives. 

 The next step, you send out a call for people, some friends, to come along side of you and share in this great work.  Like the night before Christmas, you filled with anticipation to see all the people come out to help with you calling.

 The response may be great. But maybe the response isn’t so great. The quantity isn’t the important thing. The important thing is the hearts of the people who do come. This is an important time, you can easily get side tracked from your original work by concentrating on the reason more people are not responding. Or you can continue with a small group that the Lord has provided and continue your forward motion. Check out what happened to Gideon’s army in Judges 7.

 There is a great story in the Book of Nehemiah about how Nehemiah’s enemies were trying to get him off task. Nehemiah’s had a simple answer for them to not get side tracked. He said, So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” (Nehemiah 6:3)

 Go read the story and know that the call may only be answered by a few and that’s OK,  Jesus and 12 men changed the world forever!

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