RECLAIMING YOUR JOYAngus Buchan
STAYING THE COURSE
Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9
GOD WILL use any person prepared to stay the course, to run the race, to never let go of his or her vision. If we revisit history we’ll see that God doesn’t always use the best; He uses those who are available.
When He told Moses to take the Israelites out of Egypt, for example, Moses complained that he couldn’t speak properly because he stuttered. God helped him with this issue (Exod. 4). And we remember that Jesus used Peter, an uneducated fi sherman, to head up the church when Christ returned to heaven after the resurrection (John 21:15-19).
Some of the most successful people I’ve ever met don’t have university degrees. They’re disciplined individuals who get up in the morning and work hard, who don’t back down or let discouragement defeat them.
Today’s verse is one of my favorite passages in the Bible. We will be rewarded if we do not lose heart, says the Lord. We need to keep up our standards, treat everyone with dignity and fairness, and lead by example.
I see tremendous possibilities, and what wonderful opportunities you have to make a difference. Go out and do your part, no matter how insignificant it may seem.
God, thank You for using people who show up. I am available! Please allow me to be part of what You are doing on this earth. Amen.