My twin brother, Mark, has always been a huge encouragement to me in my faith. As a missionary in Japan, Mark understands what it means to do hard things in a hard place. We often talk about the challenges of ministry and how we want to make a difference for the kingdom. I love his challenge here:
Will you be faithful to your call, even when it seems fruitless? Are you committed to Jesus and His glory in your ministry, and not towards numbers? God is in charge of the results as long as we are simply obedient.
I recall my good friend and mentor as a college student, Jim Luebe, saying, "I just want to be a faithful laborer over time."
That is my goal as well.
- Read his entire post here