You wake up in the morning brewing your coffee and preparing a set for your quiet time with the Lord, or after a long and tiring day from work, you prepare yourself to have a moment with him. Do you drag yourself to fulfill this duty or just only to start up your checklists?
Time to meet in your small group. Some were late, some do not show up. Others texted, and you waited for an hour. Your thoughts are haunting you, your mind consumes you. You may want to run away, the feeling of nonsense and unproductive day.
You’ve studied for days in your Bible Study Group. You’ve got disappointed for others didn’t do their tasks. You’ve expected and you got frustrated.
It’s okay that you feel that way but I pray that it will not take long.
It’s okay not to be okay as they’ve said. Yes! We are humans and we have feelings too. It’s okay to get hurt, to feel discouraged and unmotivated of why you do things. It’s okay to get angry, tired, and frustrated.
When you’re not okay, be honest to God that you feel that way and have someone accountable with you. It’s okay, it’s really okay but I hope you don’t anchor your hope on the circumstances, anchor to the one that even the wind and the waves obeys Him.
His name is Jesus Christ. Put your hope in Him.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31
My dear brothers & sisters in Christ don’t give up. When challenges come, feel the pain. God is there. He is stretching His hand. Will you hold him? His hands are wide open, will you hug Him?
Don’t ever think that even in the little things you do for the Lord seems useless because the answer is not tangible the way you’re expecting it. God sees it and He is pleased.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
There’s a season for everything. Not every season is a growing season. As long as you are faithful and enduring every storm, God is not deaf and blind to see all of these. Know that in every season, there is always a lesson and that’s what matters most. How we can share that lesson in the next generation so they can magnify God with our lives.
Just remember this. We lead people to Christ, not to ourselves. When we do things, we do it for the Lord. When we commit, it’s not based on the “on fire” emotion that if we don’t feel it, we don’t commit at all. When we commit, we commit to the Lord.
Leaders, the Lord does not even need several people who can accommodate in the arena. He does not need a “many” to perform. He just only needs a sincere and a “faithful few”.
If leaders go wrong, how will the people be led? How we live reflects on how we love God.
When you’re tired, recharge by His word and rest in His presence. Go and check your Sabbath!