Persevering Even When It’s Difficult

 

The concept of a Self-Sacrificing Servant naturally entails the willingness and the fortitude to persevere.  Self-Sacrifice and Servanthood requires leaders to serve even when it’s difficult. This should come as no surprise if we consider the ministry of Jesus.  He faced difficulty, misunderstanding and rejection and yet He remained true to the purpose that God sent Him into the world to achieve.  Philippians 2:8 (NIV) states that Jesus was “obedient to death – even death on a cross!”  Fulfilling God’s purpose wasn’t easy, but Jesus did it anyway.  The same should be true for us.

It’s not easy getting up early on a wintry Sunday morning to arrive at the Ministry Center long before the crowd arrives.

Leaders do it anyway.

It’s not easy attending a ministry meeting after a long day at work.

Leaders do it anyway.

It’s not easy chaperoning teenagers on an overnight outing when you have your own children at home.

Leaders do it anyway.

It’s not easy making tough purpose driven decisions knowing that some people won’t understand.

Leaders to it anyway.

It’s not easy facing criticism when you’ve given it your best.

Leaders do it anyway.

It’s not easy carrying on when you feel underappreciated.

Leaders do it anyway.

It’s not easy sticking with a new project when the initial results aren’t what you hoped for.

Leaders do it anyway.

Perhaps that’s a mindset every GNG leader and volunteer should adopt – “Do It Anyway.” If we persevere, I believe that one day we will hear Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”   Matthew 25:21 (NIV)

 

 

The Only Thing Limiting GNG’s Future Is The Number Of Leaders We Can Develop.