THE VOICES IN THE CROWD
It had been a pretty tough and rough weekend- I was emotionally down in those early days of ministry. I locked myself up in my room to just lean in on God for a restoration of my strength.
Just some few hours later, there was a knock on my door and a voice saying, “Mummy is calling you. Bishop _____ is around”.
As I stepped into mum’s office, this dear father says to me, “Your mum just told me that you have left all to serve God in Eruwa. I am excited”.
He then began to pour out words of prayer and encouragement. The heaviness over my soul melted as the tears also rolled.
I knew God sent me a word in the midst of it all. He sent me one of his fine soldiers of the faith.
Friend, one of the things that keeps us going and enduring in this spiritual race is the quality of the witnesses in the grand stand watching and hailing us on.
We are surrounded by a huge crowd of witnesses. The quality of the encourager has huge impact on the quality of the encouragement.
Think about it: Your business seem to be on the down turn and then you get a mail from the leading business man in your country saying, “I admire what you do”. Your spirit will be lifted.
Friend, do not give up. There is an invisible cloud of witnesses. They are not mean men or women at all.
Think of Abraham hailing you on telling you that you can do it.
Think of David screaming and saying, “Yes! That’s how we do it. We get the forehead of that giant. We run towards that challenge”
Think of Paul saying to you, “Pick up yourself. I was worse off. I started later than others but I still attained the prize”.
Think of Mary saying to you, “If God says it is possible, it is possible’.
Think of Rahab the Prostitute screaming, “Your past is not enough to keep you down. There is Salmon around the corner. There is a Boaz in you. There is a David in your Boaz and there is a Messiah right down the line. Keep at it”
The quality of your encourager determines the volume of your strength.
The people cheering you on are not small fries. They are the big deal.
This season, do not be discouraged. Remember Hebrews 12:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews 12:1 NLT