Be Faithful

When You Cannot See the Outcome

It’s hard. You’re trying your best to raise these little ones God has given you. You know, you’re blessed when you have food on your table and you’ve got clothes on your back but what if the food is also on the floor, the wall, and in your hair? And the clothes? They’re also scattered all over the house from when your kids “helped” you do the laundry. Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is a ministry where oftentimes you do not feel successful because you cannot see the instant results of trying to raise Godly children when they’re little. Keep taking them to church. Keep praying with them. Keep teaching them there’s a God who loves them.

In the ministry of being a Momma, be faithful.

It’s hard to be faithful with things when you cannot see the outcome instantly.

My husband and I are the youth leaders at our church. We were talking the other day about youth ministry and we came to the conclusion that a lot of times with youth ministry, you do not see the success. Especially when you’re involved in outreach. But you never know the lives that God has changed because of your faithfulness.

My husband was not raised in church. However, at the age of 13, during a hard time in his life, he cried in his room, “God, would you please help me?” And his life was forever changed because of that one simple prayer. Who told him that there was a God he could call on when he needed help? He has no idea. But there was someone along the way in his life that was faithful to God in telling a little boy that he could ask God for help and He would help him. That person has no idea the success they were a part of in bringing my husband to the Lord.

If you’re involved in youth ministry, be faithful.

In whatever ministry God has placed you, be faithful.

Bro. Brent Gabbard preached our church’s homecoming revival this year and he said something that I doubt I’ll ever forget. He said, “God didn’t call you to be successful. He called you to be faithful.

We must do what He has called us to do with all our might and then leave the rest in His hands.

We plant the seeds. God brings the harvest.

Just be faithful. For if you are faithful in God’s work, He will take care of the rest.

Be faithful.

-Ivy Jones



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