What Keeps Me Going

Ministry for me has never been more physically or emotionally draining. It’s not that I’m doing so much more. But, the fact I can’t handle as much as before. My nerve pain is to me what kryptonite is to Superman. Whatever superpowers I once had are gone away. This disabling nerve pain appears to be here to stay.

Fortunately, I have plenty that motivates me daily to keep going. When I’m preaching it’s that next soul saved. When I’m counseling it’s that next family touched. When I’m writing it’s that person saying these words are right on time. When I’m praying it’s that next breakthrough celebrated.

Someone can always find many reasons to quit. Your feelings can lead you to many doubts. Your fatigue can lead you to burnout. Your limited perspective can lead to believing you’re not making any difference. Satan hopes to knock you down and keep you down. Why? Because anything you’re doing that’s God honoring is always making a difference.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

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