Spent yesterday with a really great ministry leader I admire a lot and get a chance to work with on an ongoing basis. I don’t know anyone who "gets" the family like Reggie Joiner does. He has a way of cutting to the heart of any issue facing those of us who try to integrate our faith with life. I love the chance to work with him.
When we were working on some upcoming projects, Reggie shared a simple story about a dad who took his son to breakfast every Saturday. As his son grew older, his dad began to doubt whether the breakfasts meant anything any more. Mostly they wouldn’t have much to say.
One day when the dad was with his teenage son, he said "You know, why don’t we just pass on the breakfast this week. I can understand if you’ve got other things you’d rather be doing." The son stopped and looked confused. "Dad," he shot back. "Why?’ "Well" his dad said, "I can understand if don’t really enjoy spending time with me anymore." "Dad," his son responded, "That’s the most meaningful time I spend anywhere all week."
I think most of us underestimate the positive impact we have on others. I think most of us feel we undercontribute in this life, that God isn’t using even what we offer to Him.
Quick message of encouragement today. Believe. Believe God is using you as you seek to do good in His name.
There are a lot of reasons for you to stop doing the right thing right now, and only one that would keep you going: God.