Stay At It

dedicationLast week, I blogged about how we can have terrible definitions of success. Today, I want to encourage those of you who do the same thing regularly and seldom see results. Here’s my advice: Stay at it.

One post I read recently inspired me in this area. The author admitted that he is sometimes frustrated and left wondering if his faithfulness in writing blog posts and email newsletters was really worth it. I’ll let you read the article for yourself.

But it made me think about the preachers, youth ministers, and other Christians who blog regularly. You may not see the numbers you want, either in comments or web visits. But know that the encouragement and instruction matters.

It made me think of those preachers who faithfully prepare multiple sermons each week, but seldom receive any meaningful, encouraging feedback. You are having an impact!

It made me think of the Bible class teachers in our churches that instruct us. They prepare their lessons diligently and are rarely thanked for their sacrifices. But if their impact on you and others is even half of what it has been on my life, then what they are doing is certainly worth it.

Maybe you are serving in another area. You are caring for an aged loved one. You have a child with special needs. You provide food in times of sickness and death. You write cards of encouragement to those who are hurting. You visit. You pray. You call. You sit. You serve. Please know that what you do matters. It matters a great deal.

And your Lord, who sees your service, will one day reward you.

Stay at it.

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." - 1 Cor. 15:58

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