If there’s a job to be done, I always ask the busiest men in my parish to take it on and it gets done.
Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.
The Christian world is ministered to by tired people. Eastern Europe is being evangelized by tired missionaries who are making the most of the fleeting day of opportunity. Show me a great church and I’ll show you some tired people, both up front and behind the scenes, because greatness depends on a core of people who are willing to put out as the situation demands. Men, we have to understand that we will never do great things for God without the willingness to extend ourselves for the sake of the gospel even when bone-tired.
Work! Walk through every open door; be ready in season and out of season as if everything depended on your labor. This is one of the great secrets in connection with successful service for the Lord – work as if everything depended on your diligence, and trust in the blessing of the Lord to bring success.
So, let us work hard but never forget that it is not us but the grace of God which is with us (1 Cor. 15:10).
We are prepared to serve the Lord only by sacrifice. We are fit for the work of God only when we have wept over it, prayed about it, and then we are enabled by Him to tackle the job that needs to be done. May God give to us hearts that bleed, eyes that are wide open to see, minds that are clear to interpret God’s purposes, wills that are obedient, and a determination that is utterly unflinching as we set about the tasks He would have us do.
God enjoys using your hard work for ministry, but your hard work and your ministry must not be your god. What God wants is you!
Serve God with all your might while the candle is burning, and then when it goes out for a season, you will have the less to regret.
How enormous and wonderful and glorious would be the result is all Christians should begin to be active personal workers to the extent of their ability.