IsAIaH 55:9

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

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"If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us?"

LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD

Monday, November 24, 2008

the ease of discouragement

it's really easy to give up when it seems like everyone else wants to.

it's easy to wanna join the rest of the crowd in walking away when it conveniently seems like an appropriate time to.

but who am i to desert that which i've been called to?

is it in our position to decide where and when we wanna walk out of ministry and give up?

when it seems so hopeless where we have been placed, should we just let it go and leave for a better place(or at least what looks to be a better place)?

i have to admit, i'm not free of such thoughts.. but the God we worship, is it not the God they worship?

is it LOW ENOUGH to be like a bottle of shampoo??

"oh, i don't really like this smell anymore.. let's go buy another one.."
"this one more convenient la.. save petrol"

"i need one with anti dandruff"
"i need one with people who actually smile.. here they're so much more friendly"

"i dunno, but lately this one really makes my scalp itch, i wanna try sunsilk"
"i really can't take the way they're doing this.. i don't feel COMFORTABLE here"


and at the end of all this thoughts.. one big question... when i think of such things.. WHAT or WHO am i really thinking about?? ME?? MYSELF?? I??

but then of course i realise that it's NOT AT ALL about me.. that's not what we are called to.. who am i to make such a selfish decision??

2 comments:

A Friend said...

That is AWESOME Karl..
I'm very proud of you...
:)

Michelle said...

bumped into your blog from random blog surfing.

I can't agree more with your frustration and experience. It is good to know that someone across the ocean is going through the same thing. When serving Him we will serve trials and persecutions. Satan wants us all to give up and quit, but God's work is not human's work and work will seem impossible to accomplish. But God who calls us is faithful to pull us through and will be the one who gives us strength to accomplish the task that he has set forth for us. Will keep you and the ministry God has called you into in prayers. Do pray for us here and our church plant in Canada.

Michelle Low