We Never Know

We Never Know

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Looking back, a former army chaplain recalled a time of unusual stress when he struggled with issues related to his faith and understanding of the Scriptures. There also seemed to be little fruit from his ministry.

Therefore, it was with great surprise that he heard the comments of a man with whom he had not spoken in years. The man described the impact the chaplain had made on his life and how blessed he had been by his ministry, teaching, and example.

The chaplain realized this blessing occurred during that time when he didn’t feel he was having any meaningful impact. He then realized how God had used him in spite of his own weaknesses. He learned God works in ways we may never understand or realize.

The Bible reminds us we never really know the impact of our lives, or what other people are going through. We must be careful not to base our conclusions on feelings. The reality is that God can use us regardless of how we feel.

The Bible expresses this truth many ways. One way is that we are to sow seeds all the time for we never know the impact of our efforts.

In your life, seek to be faithful to fulfill your calling regardless of how you feel. Trust God to bless your efforts and bring about a harvest in His time.