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 thing that keeps on going and enduring in this spiritual race is the quality of the witnesses in the grandstand watching and hailing us on.
We are surrounded by a huge cloud of witnesses. The quality of the encourager has a huge impact on the quality of encouragement.
Think about it: Your business seems to be on the downturn and then you get a mail from the leading businessman 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 a big deal.
Keep at it.