This is the 200th week of Paulette Talks Faith. For two-hundred consecutive weeks, God has inspired me with writings. Sure, there were times when He didn’t give me an inspiration until the last minute. Even though He took me to the edge, I always had a writing to post every Monday morning. That was God’s way of teaching me a valuable lesson about His faithfulness. If God calls you to do a job, (emphasis on: if God calls) He will see it through—if you don’t stop.
You can’t have faithfulness without being faithful!
Let me encourage you if you are in the lonely-dry stages of doing a project that God asked you to do. Don’t be discouraged with small beginnings. Before God will promote you to the next level, you will have to go through the “wilderness” and pass a string of tests: patience, endurance, humility, and of course faithfulness. • How faithful are you when the enemy whispers—quit?”
- How faithful are you when the crowds are small and the money is low?
- How faithful are you when there are no words of encouragement to motivate you forward?
Are you doing it for God or man?
Here’s an example of being faithful in the wilderness:
Let’s say God asked you to teach a Sunday school class and only a couple of people show up, or maybe no one shows up at all—don’t stop. Instead, give it your best as if thousands were in attendance. Keep teaching week after week; month after month; year after year, until God tells you to move on—not your pride. When God closes one door, look for Him to promote you to the next level; if you remain faithful, and not give up.
Perhaps God set-up this deserted classroom for the teacher’s growth. Hmmm!
For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. (Zechariah 4:10)
The rewards of faithfulness are immeasurable!
Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (Matthew 25:23)
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