To everyone who seeks to encourage others in the Word; whether you are a writer, a speaker, singer, preacher, teacher, photographer, or a compassionate friend; whatever your avenue, I want to encourage you today.
It is also on my heart today to encourage those of you who want to encourage others in the Word, but haven’t yet stepped out to do it.
I write you all today to say, Keep at it my friends! Keep going strong! You are changing the world, one word at a time, and you are changing me. You all encourage me to be bolder for God, to walk with bigger faith, to love harder, to forgive more, and to show grace at every turn. For that, I say thank you, friends.
When there is so much heartache in the world, your faithfulness to encourage has become a brilliant light and a place of refuge to those who have been trapped in darkness.
You may never know how far your words will reach, but rest assured nothing you say or do in the name of Jesus will be worthless. We have a guarantee of that very thing contained in one of my favorite verses. It’s a verse that I use as an anchor for my ministry, and I hope that you will too.
“So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” ~Isaiah 55:11
If you reach a million people, or just one, you can rest in the confidence that since you have done the will of your Father in Heaven, lives will be impacted, and the world will be changed.
As you continue to share His truth with the world, His plans will be put into motion and they will accomplish what He purposes!
Isn’t that a great feeling?
When you reflect back and think about God’s promise that His Word will prosper in the areas that He has sent it, it sets you free from the burden of trying to accomplish this mission on your own. As you faithfully share the gospel, God’s power is mightily at work in and through you.
God can do infinitely more with one person willing to share the Gospel, than with a million people who want to keep it to themselves.
[bctt tweet=”One willing and obedient heart WILL #ChangeTheWorld”]
Have courage my friends, for you are doing the work of God and his blessings and favor surround you.
Don’t be gripped by fear, for you are mighty in the land. You have been equipped for that which God has called you. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see the fruit of your labor, instead trust in the Word of God. For He has promised you will reap a harvest of blessing if you persevere and do not grow weary in doing what is right.
If you are feeling weary, I want to tell you that I know where you are.
If you are someone who has not yet taken the step God is calling you toward, to be a source of encouragement, I know where you are too.
For a long time, I felt the prompting to write and share God’s Word with others, but I was terrified to do it.
I had all of these thoughts swirling around in my head telling me that I wasn’t qualified to tell others about Christ.
I heard those voices of condemnation nagging at me saying, “who are you, a sinner, to preach the perfect Word of God?”
And then, I was even more terrified of the response (or in the world of technology, the lack of response) I would get if I did share His Word.
I didn’t go to seminary and I am certainly no expert in Christianity. There are parts of my Bible that I still haven’t read, and I am a sinner of the worst kind. I have secrets, I act shamefully, I drop the ball all the time.
How could I possibly be qualified to lead people to Christ? No person in their right mind would take advice from a sinner like me, right?
[bctt tweet=”God uses our stories. ALL OF OUR STORIES. For His glory. #TellYourStory”]
Do you, too, sometimes feel unworthy of sharing His Word?
I saw this picture on Pinterest the other day and I think it really drives the point home here. We all have things that make us feel unworthy, but that doesn’t make us useless.
Isn’t it funny how God often uses our own shortcomings to bring others to Christ? The very things that we think we should hide from the world, God uses to reveal His glory.
Remember, when Paul was suffering with a thorn in his flesh, God said to him, “my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
That’s such a miracle!
Just think about it, the lowest parts of your life could be the very things that save someone else’s soul and bring them back to life… It’s a beautiful thing!!!
My friend, when all of those thoughts of inadequacy start to creep in over you, run back to Isaiah 55:11!
“So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
Renew in your Spirit that God’s Word will accomplish what it sets out to do and be strengthened in courage that you are the vessel God has specifically chosen to use! [bctt tweet=”You are a rare and beautiful treasure my dear friend, and God is using you in powerful ways.”]
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” ~Galatians 6:9
So spread the word friends! Spread it to the ends of the earth and rest in peace knowing that God has a plan and His plan always makes a way.
Your words are all beautiful, and they are all necessary
Continue to share your stories, continue to spread the truth of God’s Word so that you can become that brilliant, beautiful light that will pierce the darkness and shatter the enemy’s grip on the world.
[bctt tweet=”#BeTheLight that will pierce the darkness and shatter the enemy’s grip on the world.”]
Sharing the gospel of peace with others is one of the greatest privileges available to us in this life. It is a calling placed on each and every one of us to go and preach the good news of Christ and to spread it to the ends of the earth.
I am so grateful to be counted worthy of this calling and to be in such good company as all of you who do what you do to faithfully show the love of God to a lost and broken world.
Thank you friends, for being a light that shines for Christ! I pray that you will continue to shine into all the world!
“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.” ~Luke 11:33
Blessings and love,
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