Paul’s Failure

16 Oct

Paul’s Failure…

While Paul was in Athens he sought to preach the Gospel. It was the city council that was in charge of granting such permission. We don’t know that he ever obtained that permission. We have no record of him spreading the Gospel throughout the city.

So did he fail? Not at all. Paul preached the gospel in Athens at least once – on Mars Hill. And that one sermon on Mars Hill, the sermon of the Unknown God, was recorded and transmitted to thousands and millions of people, and launching countless missions to countless more people.

In the same way, sometimes it may seem as if you’ve failed in the Lord. You didn’t achieve what you set out to achieve. And you feel like a failure. But if you’re in God’s will, there is no such thing as failure.

It’s only a matter of obedience. Paul was obedient, and in his “failure” countless lives and nations would be touched for the gospel.

So, too, you in God, if you’re faithful, you can never fail – you just have no idea how successful you are.

Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. Acts 17:22

What has God called you to do, yet you feel that you are failing at doing it? Don’t give up, keep the faith and stay in the race.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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