“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.” 1 Corinthians 9:16.
Colonel G.W. Goethals, the man responsible for the completion of the Panama Canal-
– had major problems with the climate and the geography as it was being built.
If that wasn’t enough to deal with-
– he had an even bigger problem.
It was the growing criticism back home from those who predicted he’d never finish the project and had opinions about how to do it better.
One day, a colleague asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer all these critics?”
“In time,” answered Goethals.
“When?” his partner asked.
“When the canal is finished.”
We, who know Jesus and have given our lives to his purposes have a big task at hand, a bit bigger-
I would say, than the building the Panama Canal.
There is a world of people who are hungry to know God and the time is short.
The climate and geography may not be ideal and people around us might be critical, but the task still remains.
And we who love God must all contribute and stay focused!
We may come across some obstacles along the way.
But we cannot let them distract us from our calling!
If you haven’t been focused on sharing the Good News with the lost-
– let’s take this opportunity make it a goal today.
If each of us led only one person to the Kingdom-
– can you imagine what a difference that would make?
People are searching!
It’s not as hard as you think!