Acts of the Apostles 20:24 NLT
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
So many people, (myself included) search for their life’s meaning and purpose. We wonder, do I matter, am I making a difference, or if I stop would anybody even notice? These have been my thoughts in several areas in life. As I am sure that you are aware, these thoughts can be beyond discouraging. For some, it can even become life threatening. So what do we do, when we are overcome by thoughts of this manner? What do we do, when we don’t see the fruits of our labor? What do we do, when all things outside of us says stop, but the passion within us dictates the opposite?
We continue! In our journey, there will be times where it is far more bitter than sweet, however we still focus on the end goal. We continue to press towards the goal (Philippians 3:14). When we look at the life of Jesus, His path was not covered with rose pedals, but he continued. In the end He won the victory for us all. Now, you may say, “I can’t compare to Jesus”. I can respect that thought, so let give one more example that we may be able to relate to better.
Moses had many struggles in his lifetime, but he had a mission given by God. Despite all the trials that he encountered, despite the rejection that he received, despite the feeling of loneliness that could have overwhelmed him, he pressed on. Some might argue, “Was it really worth it for him, he didn’t even get to enter the Promise Land?” The answer is yes it was worth it. Though he didn’t get to enter, he was able to see it. He also understood that the mission that God had for him, was much bigger than him. It was a blessing for his children, family, friends, and fellow journeyers past, present and future.
God has given each of us an incredible task. Whether we get to enjoy it in our lifetime or it is enjoyed by those after us, keep pressing. If it seems like you efforts make no impressions, keep pressing. Philippians 3:14 NKJV I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Keep pressing! Keep Pressing! KEEP PRESSING! Your labor will not be in vain!
Love you, be blessed!