There are many times when we begin a certain task that God lays on our
hearts and because we think our efforts are minimal and not making a
difference, we quit the job that God told us to pursue. The enemy loves
to plant seeds of doubt and lure us into thinking that we are not capable
of making a difference in this world, but with God's help we can overcome
and fulfill the destiny that God has for every believer. (Jeremiah 29:11)
If you are going through a situation of doubting your task unto the Lord,
then I hope this story will bless and encourage you to never quit what God
has laid on your heart because you may never know of the lives that you
I read of a man who was involved in a tragic accident. He lost both legs
and his left arm and only a finger and thumb remained on the right hand.
But he still possessed a brilliant mind, enriched with a good education
and broadened with world travel. At first he thought there was nothing he
could do but remain a helpless sufferer.
A thought came to him. It was always nice to receive letters, but why not
write them--he could still use his right hand with some difficulty. But
to whom could be right?
Was there anyone shut-in and incapacitated like he was who could be
encouraged by his letters? He thought of men in prison--they did have some
hope of release, whereas he had none--but it was worth a try.
He wrote to a Christian organization concerned with prison ministry. He
was told that his letters could not be answered because it was against
prison rules, but he still decided to commence this one-sided correspondence.
He wrote twice a week, and it taxed his strength to the limit. But into
the letters he put his whole soul, all his experience, all his faith, all
his wit, and all his Christian optimism. Frequently he felt discouraged
and was tempted to give it all up. But it was his one remaining activity,
and he resolved to continue as long as he could.
At last he got a letter. It was very short, written on prison stationery
by the officer whose duty it was to censor the mail. All it said was:
"Please write on the best paper you can afford. Your letters are passed
from cell to cell till they literally fall to pieces."
No matter what your situation may be like, you still have the ability to
encourage someone who is discouraged and lift up someone who is feeling
low. Take this story as an encouragement to give your all for someone else
and do not worry about the results. No good work will go unseen and only
God knows of the impact that your life can have on someone else.
Let us not do our good works so that we may be praised, but let us do good
works so that others may be lifted up and God be Praised because of our
intervention. The only thing that we can take with us into eternity is
what we have done for the Lord. There are no bank accounts in heaven to
show how much your net worth was on the earth, but there will be accounts
in heaven of what you did to show your life as an example in leading
others to Him. (Colossians 3:17) (Revelation 20:12) (Matthew 12:36-37)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Colossians 3:16-17 "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And
whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
Galatians 6:9-10 "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due
season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have
opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the
household of faith."
1 Peter 3:13-15 "And who is he who will harm you if you become followers
of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake,
you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a
defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you,
with meekness and fear."
1 Corinthians 10:31-33 "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever
you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or
to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in
all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they
may be saved."
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry