We have reached a milestone in our lives with the opening of a brand new year, and decade. It is good to know that we can have hope in the middle of winter. Another year, another decade, another opportunity to make a difference.
Reflecting on where God brought me from and thinking about what he has allowed me to accomplish, I can’t see that my minuscule contribution has made much of a difference. You see, it’s easy to get discouraged if we depend on our own memory, because we are our worst critics. The small things, the baby steps we take to grow our ministries, often seem so insignificant when we are focused on the work in progress. It isn’t until we can see the big picture that we understand that it takes everyone doing their part to complete the task.
God instructed Nehemiah to build the walls around Jerusalem so he could defend himself against the enemies. He had other people willing to build their part of the wall. Each person worked on the wall while protecting their part of it. If any one person decided that they weren’t needed, and if they had stopped, it would have been dangerous for all others involved. Everyone worked together to complete the task, and ultimately the wall was built.
It’s time to look at the world through God’s eyes. In this week’s Lattereign we see that the Lord is the one who leads us, and he alone has the power to keep us. 2020 Vision Staying Committed