While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
I remember many years ago when our church was going through a time of
stagnation. Naturally, as the senior pastor, I was troubled. But the Lord gave
me a promise. He said, “Kong, if you take the church out of the four walls of
your little building and take my anointing into the streets, I will take you
out of stagnation and you’ll experience growth like never before.”
That was a huge promise for me to believe and stand on because for years, we
hardly had any growth. But in February 1996, I shared that word from God with
the church, and together, we stepped out into our community with one basic
goal: To find a need and meet it; To find a hurt and heal it.
We started showing the love of Christ to our friends, colleagues, family
members and the people we met in our daily lives through the most practical
ways, without any pressure to evangelize them to Christianity. In the same
manner, we reached out to the poor and the disadvantaged. We cared for the
sick, clinging to Jesus’ words, “inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of
these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matt. 25:40).
Once we did that, the spiritual atmosphere in our church began to change. The
people that were touched by our efforts became more open to the gospel message,
leading to tremendous growth for the church. And as a congregation, we gained a
clearer sense of destiny and purpose—to demonstrate the gospel of Jesus
wherever we go in our individual lives, effectively impacting the people we
meet daily with the practical love of Christ.
So if you want to discover your life’s purpose and destiny, make a decision
today to be an ambassador of Christ!
Prayer for the day:
Pray that as you demonstrate the love of God to others, He will show you your