Late Night Meditations: Keep Doing You in Spite of...
God bless you Lovebugs :)
In a partnership, things run much more smoothly when everyone is doing their part. The same can be said about our jobs, businesses and ministries. Now, what do we do when it seems like you're the only one doing your part?
There are some cases where we put more into something than we will get out of it. Just like there are cases where we will get more than we give. Nevertheless, we all have a job to do in the Kingdom and unfortunately (for some), our jobs and assignments are not conditional on someone else performing theirs. Now, it's true that everyone benefits from unity. Unity is a blessing. But during the times when working and growing together in unity seem so far off, we have to "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," Phillipians 2:12 ESV. In other words, we still have to do our part.
It can be discouraging when it seems like we're the only one working, sowing, growing, etc. But 1 Corinthians 15:18 NLT says "know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless." God sees our sacrifices. God sees our work. So we have to change our mindset and believe (or choose to) that what we do for Him is valuable in His sight, even if others aren't doing their part!
So, keep doing you! Keep being obedient. Keep being diligent. Not only does God see, but others see, and our diligence and perseverance can motivate them to do the same!
Think about it!