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Results Oriented

I was “raised” in business to be results oriented. Effort was good and necessary but bringing positive results, meaning revenue, was required. If efforts did not bring in the best results, then figure out what needs to be done differently otherwise you should seek employment elsewhere.

That thought and practice has bled over into my spiritual life. In my work with CASA, I can often become frustrated because I cannot see results. Satan puts the thought in my head to give-up. The CASA leadership assures me that volunteers may never see positive results but one day that child may remember us for our efforts.

Trying to serve others for God requires faith and trust in Him. Max Lucado writes about prayer:  “Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.”  Replace the thought of “prayers” with “service” and the same meaning applies. Any service for others in God’s name requires that we rely on his power, not our own. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Keep on with whatever service you are rendering to God and DO NOT let Satan lay doubts on you!

Thanks

Mike   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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