Ephesians 6:18-20 Praying always …for all saints…and for me that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Regardless of whatever obstacle you may face, make the great thing that God called you to do your life mission. Something less will always seek to hinder that great thing that God placed within you; if it succeeds, it would be because you made that choice.
Paul was called to preach the gospel to the Gentiles as well as the Jews, and he made it his life mission. He faced grave difficulties during the process but he stuck with it nonetheless. Several threats were made on his life, he faced a shipwreck, was bitten by a deadly snake; and, spent a lot of time in prison, but he refused to allow any of these things to stop his ministry.
The magnitude of the circumstances that Paul faced would have made any excuse that he would have put forward understandable. Nevertheless, he made no excuses, instead he used the time in prison to write inspiring and encouraging letters to the church. Paul’s response was underpinned by a deep passion for what God called him to do. Passion will drive you to find a way when you have to traverse through difficult waters.
What God called you to do is greater than any obstacle that you may face. Never let the lesser hinder that great thing that you were called to do.
Life Application: Rather let the vagaries of life distract you; stay focused on what God called you to do.
Prayer: Lord, help me to stick to what you have called me to do. Help me not compare myself with others who are operating in their calling, but recognize instead that we are all a part of the same body, serving the same God. Strengthen me for all that you have called me to do. In Jesus name, amen.