In the early 1800’s a preacher gave a message to call men to join him on the mission field in Africa.
In the audience were only a few women along with a boy. The pastor knew that few women were expected to volunteer to face harsh African jungle conditions.
However, he gave the message; and no one responded.
What he didn’t realize was that he had touched the heart of a little boy whose name was David Livingstone. This boy would grow up to spend the rest of his life ministering to Africa’s unreached tribes.
David Livingstone was touched by the faithfulness of a pastor who gave his message when there seemed to be no obvious fruit from its delivery, and that made all the difference!
The lesson is this: we are not in charge of results, but only responsible to be faithful to what God has given us to do.
You may not be seeing any fruit from your obedient labor at the moment—it may appear next week, next year or a century from now, but in its time the fruit will appear, and may be greater than you could have ever imagined.
Heaven will, one day, reveal the fruit of lives we have touched by our faithfulness!
Be encouraged and don’t give up.
Your faithful stewardship will produce its true harvest which will never fade or pass away!
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2
Thank you for your message, it is encouraging. I needed this message due to news of disappointment from a family member. My brother had made a decision that affects our mother and I decided to give up reaching out to him to try and help him. Yesterday, I made this decision which is disheartening but after years and years of trying to encourage him, it is too much to reach out to him. He is wondering out of sight within our family and this will have an impact on our children.
Many blessings and happy holidays!
Thank you so much sir. I needed to hear this so bad this morning.
May our Great Savior Jesus Christ bless and keep you safe all the days of your life.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!