Does it seem like fairy tales and pixie dust to think that you can be truly unstoppable in ministry? That there’s never enough money or time to do what needs to be done?
If you’re like me, it certainly can.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve complained that I “just don’t have enough time to get it all done.” Or that I’d love to do [whatever it is that I want to do] but I just don’t have the money or expertise to do it.
Of course, the thing is – it’s partly true. At least with my limited perspective. And especially with my “do it all yourself” mindset (I’m still working through that one).
But I would submit to you that it is actually <strong>impossible</strong> to fail as long as we walk faithfully with God. And even in the face of apparent failure, Steve Bremner reminded us that we can be unstoppable.
Why it’s impossible to truly fail
As you read that, you might be thinking something like:
- I’ve seen failure all over the place.
- I’ve seen missionaries who failed to fulfill the vision for what God gave them to do.
- I’ve seen churches divide and split.
- I’ve seen moral failure.
- I’ve seen nearly every kind of failure.
And I would say that all of those are possibly true. However, at least in my perspective, we always have to dig a little deeper and remember something.
And let’s assume for a moment that you are actually doing what God’s called you to do. If not, even if you succeed, it will not be success in the Kingdom.
What to remember
What that means is that we can’t measure our “success” by looking at whether we think we accomplished the goals we had. We can and should track the effect of our efforts. But we will almost never actually see the full vision fulfilled.
How to be unstoppable
So, you want to be unstoppable. I do, too. And here’s the key that Steve Bremner shared: keep obeying.
If you’re truly doing what God’s told you to do, you’re unstoppable as long as you obey.
— Steve Bremner
Be sure that you’re doing God’s will. And then keep following Him.
- If God’s called you to give, give.
- If God’s called you to love, love.
- If God’s called you to go, go.
- If God’s called you to parent, parent.
- If God’s called you to pastor, pastor.
- If God’s called you to an orphanage, do it well.
Because in the end, God is looking for love and faithful obedience. And in the face of faithful obedience out of love, all the ways we can and do get stopped short of our goals fade to insignificance as we follow His path to His success.
What about you?
Is there anything you're going to keep doing faithfully because success in the Kingdom doesn't look like success in the world? Anything you're going to change or stop doing?
Let's hear about it in the comments!