Are you following the call of God everyday, but it seems so hard? Are you discouraged by the loneliness and lack of general recognition for what you do sacrificially for so many others?
Are you battling diseases of the body and depressions of the soul?
Don’t forget Who called you! Remember exactly Who called you! You have been greatly honored and entrusted with your Divine assignment.
David Livingstone, former Explorer and Missionary (commissioned by his earthly King and by his Heavenly King) was sent into the heart of the unexplored African continent to create avenues for trade and for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He too knew the times of loneliness, of enduring a diseased body, and enduring a depressed soul. At some point he had his first experience (one of many!) with a day like you might be having.
He wrote in his diary something that was no doubt for his own reminding, but also a tremendous truth for the eventual readers of his diaries:
“If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?”
~ David Livingstone, Missionary & Explorer of Africa
Remember Who called you. You have been honored with a Divine commission!
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