Mistakes…or Tools?

Help! I Am Not Seeing Anything Happen Here
Do you ever feel that you are not seeing any results where you are laboring? If you are a missionary, you may have the thought, “Will I ever learn the language or the culture of these people?” There are days when you feel as if your mistakes are overwhelming. Don’t fret because of your mistakes.  God has called you and everything that you are experiencing right now is part of your preparation. Thank God daily that He found you worthy to be put in the ministry. Beg Him to give you strength for this part of your journey.  Don’t make too much of your failures or mistakes. They can simply be tools in God’s hands to guide you as you walk with Him.

Quotes about failure:
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.    Henry Ford
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.    Thomas Alva Edison
All my successes have been built on my failures.   
Benjamin Disraeli
There is no failure except in no longer trying.  Elbert Hubbard

Rest in the Lord and Wait Patiently for Him

William Carey labored seven years before the first Hindu convert was baptized.  In Burma, Judson toiled for seven years before he had one convert. In a letter to England Judson stated, “Beg the churches to have patience.”

 Patience is learning to wait on God’s timing without doubting God’s love and wisdom

God Pays His Workers
Who does God’s work will get God’s pay
However long may seem the day,
However weary be the way
He does not pay as others pay,
In gold or land or raiment gay,
In goods that perish and decay.
But God’s high wisdom knows the way:
And that is sure, let come what may,
Who does God’s work will get God’s pay

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again… Proverbs 23:16

“We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads,  and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”                                                                                                                       Herman Melville

                                   Your yesterdays are tied to your tomorrows!


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