Preaching the Gospel of God’s Kingdom is not always bed of roses.
In fact, you and I know how challenging it can get when people don’t seem to care.
We try to bring out the hope of God’s message to this dying world.
Yet, more and more people are growing cynical and indifferent to religion.
When you read surveys, churches around the world are shrinking.
Growth is slowing.
And the pandemic made church attendance even worse.
So, it is not difficult to see why sometimes, we feel tired.
Sometimes, we think it is useless.
We see no results.
However, this is the truth we must all remember:
We sow the seed. God gives the increase.
The main goal of preaching the Gospel is not to convert people.
I know, it can be so disheartening sometimes that we have done so much and the result might not be too evident.
But let us remember that we are NOT in the business of converting people.
That is God’s role.
That is His job.
It is not our job to convert.
It has never been and will never be.
John 6:44 tells us that it is God who calls people.
What we do instead, in preaching brethren, we are sowing the seed.
We pray to God to bless our effort, but it is up to God to give the increase.
Like a seed buried in the ground, we don’t instantly see its fruit. We don’t see whether it is alive or not, or whether it will take root or not.
But we have still been commissioned to preach the Gospel.
Time will come that the seed we plant will sprout. If not in this life, it will be in the life to come.\
What matters most is we don’t give up.
We still continue and persevere.
Because in the final analysis, what’s important is that we did our part.
We preach God’s word and it is up to the people whether they will listen or not.
They have their time, but this is our time.
Let us not waste it by feeling tired, discouraged, and demotivated.
If in case, you find it in your heart of hearts that you want to grow, that you want to experience the life-changing and transforming power of God’s Holy Spirit, then do His work.
Preach the Gospel and your life will never be the same again!
Let us all be reminded by this beautiful passage found in Isaiah 55:10-11:
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall NOT return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
We are called to do a work and that work is the greatest and most important work on the face of this planet.
I hope you choose the better part.
Choose to preach the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God!