Hi hey hello,
Last night at youth we were in Acts 22 and 23, once again. We have been studying Acts for like at least a year now. It is such a great study though. Anyway, last night our youth pastor brought up the fact that when we are doing things for God, it really isn’t about results. Every time you go to a younger student’s sports game or share the gospel with someone, you will not necessarily get the results you think you should. Sharing Christ isn’t about results. While yes, we do want people to come to know the overwhelming, unfathomable love of Christ, you can’t go into it expecting that just because you said something like this or used that analogy that the person will have a revelation and come to Christ.
God is the one doing it all. All we are called to do is be obedient. We may not get the results we think we should, but we have to be obedient. It isn’t about the results, so we should be encouraged. That should also make us want to as Nike says “Just do it.” Get out there and share the gospel. What happens doesn’t rest on our shoulders. This goes for me too. I definitely don’t do this like I should. I really want to get better though. It isn’t about if I say it right or speak well, it is about trusting God, being obedient, and believing that God has it in His control.
Does this encourage you? I hope it does!
Title Lyrics: Safe – Phil Wickham
It isn’t about results! How encouraging