So this post is a current issue I’m dealing with and I hope it encourages you who may be facing the same or similar.
Sometimes I wonder what’s the point of what I do? If it indeed reaches anyone or if it is of any benefit. Sometimes I wonder if it is a waste of money to host the blog, waste of time to write posts, and if it is unnecessary to share my struggles and experiences with all of you. Sometimes I look at what I am going through in my personal life and wonder if I am qualified or if I should even be allowed to encourage others using my own struggles and experiences.
Then I remember why I started this blog in the first place. I have a strong passion for writing and I love sharing as I fundamentally believe it is one of the most effective ways of helping and encouraging one another, especially as people of faith. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking “Everyone else is better or doing better than me.” Many of us hide behind a mask of “I AM ALWAYS STRONG…..I HAVE NO PROBLEMS.” I grew fed up of having and seeing that behaviour….hence why I wanted to create a space to combat that.
I remember that Jesus didn’t have a smooth ride on His journey to the cross and resurrection. The Bible makes a point of telling us that He too was in human flesh and wrestled against the same struggles we do daily.
“We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; he came to help the descendants of Abraham. Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.”
Hebrews 2 : 16 – 18 NLT
This means He too had fears, doubts, insecurities and moments He wondered if there was a point to what He had come to do, if it was all truly worth it?
Not once do we see Jesus give up on His mission, His goal, His purpose. No matter how hard it got (even to the extent of shedding blood while resisting the temptation to throw in the towel – we can imagine how high His blood pressure must have been). He persisted and did what He had come to do, what He believed in – He preached the Word to the people who screamed insults and spat in His face. He poured love over those who despised Him and pursued them with a passion I don’t think our minds can fully comprehend. He wept over us, His people! We are all here today in faith, as a result of that!
I am learning to serve and persist no matter my circumstances and the ‘lack of results’ I may seem to see. There are times people will randomly send me a message stating how my honesty in a post helped them…….in these moments, God reinforces the reminder that nothing is ever in vain.
Do you feel like this regarding some of the things God has been leading you to do? Take courage in knowing that you are not alone! We all go through this, but we must ultimately remember who we serve and why we do what we do.
Even if it is to change the world of just one person, even if it is to encourage our own faith…….” we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8 : 28 NLT