When Work and Ministry get Tough

Sometimes it seems like everything is failing. Or people make comments or don’t seem to approve. Or what you’re doing just gets hard, for various reasons.

The thing that I always come back to, is to tell myself this:
“Just focus on what God has called you to do”
Because things can get out of focus so easily, and there are nearly always some people who don’t agree with what you’re doing. But what is most important is doing what God wants:
 The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 
1 Jn 2:17
Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane, was faced with the sorrow and torture that he was going to have to endure, and submitted Himself to God’s will.
   “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matt 26:39
So when I struggle with various things, I always try to remind myself just to concentrate on what God has called me to do and not to worry about what people think, how hard it is, or how unsuccessful it appears to be. And it always gives me so much peace just to focus on that one thing!

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  2. Tracy says:

    Hi Rhoda – so true. When things seem to overwhelm me the only way I cope is to go and soak in God’s word. It helps me with balance and instills some kind of inner equilibrium ๐Ÿ™‚
    God bless

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  4. Angel says:

    Thank you for this timely and encouraging post. I needed to hear these words today. Blessings to you!