There are a number of folks who have been laboring hard in the Kingdom for some time now, who have been wondering and have said, “Where are my co-laborers? Where are the others who are called to this work with me?”
If they are not careful, they’ll find themselves getting discouraged and might start saying things like, “I’m out here, all alone.” (Remember, Elijah did it.) “Lord, they have killed your prophets and have torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me!”
Friend, the truth is that there’s a reason that you’re feeling alone in your work: you’re cutting the trail for others to follow! Until you finish lighting and preparing the pathway for them to walk upon, they can’t get to you and they can’t reach you until the trail is done.
You’re blazing a trail every single day!
Don’t fall victim to the lie that says you’re the only one left. It wasn’t true in Elijah’s time, and it’s not true in yours. There are many others at work as well, but the ones that are nearest are lighting and preparing their own trails, they’re not helping you cut yours.
You do take time to rest from the hard work of cutting and lighting a trail, right? (HINT) So, make friends with other trailblazers! Have a barbecue, and invite some over. Get to know others who are doing the same kind of work you’re doing. Learn from them. Share honestly about how you’re doing, but don’t give up on the trail.
There’s a wagon train of people back there, looking to follow the trail you’re blazing. And they can’t come and settle the “new territory” until the trail is cut. Don’t give up on your work.
One step at at time with the light of Christ in the forefront is all that is required of you!
“You are light for the world! A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill.
No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. Instead, everyone who lights a lamp puts it up high on a lamp stand. Then its light shines on everyone in the house.
In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and give great praise to your Father in heaven,” Matthew 5:14-16.
~ Mary Lindow ©
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|Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others in all generations and careers or vocations to live and express excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She is a sought after keynote inspirational and humorous speaker and teacher throughout the United States internationally in Ministers conferences, International Spiritual leaders Conferences, and in National and International training seminars for various organizations.|