Stay the Course

October 4, 2008

I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4

You have a calling on your life. When Jesus saves you, it’s from a futile way of life to one of specific purposes. “For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building” (1 Corinthians 3:9).

We have a city to reach, a nation to change, a world to impact (Acts 1:8). There are generations coming to whom we will pass the torch. If we catch this vision and are bold to take action on it, we are going to see the advancement of the kingdom of God and see a lost and dying world leave the valley of decision and find the Truth.

God’s kingdom won’t be advanced by those in retreat. “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9). “At all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart” (Luke 18:1b). This thing’s a hard road; it’s not easy. But don’t be put off by barriers that you see. We walk by faith, not by sight.

Whatever happens, trust God because His Word is true, His call is sure and He is looking for people who will fearlessly say, “Not my will, but Your will.” Prepare and follow through with your mission in faith. Get an expectation in your spirit about it: God has an actual purpose for you. He has called our church to doors that have never been opened—but they will open. So don’t quit; aspire to the full potential God has for your life.

Press On!
Pastor Jeff

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