I remember getting the TB test in school as a child and the fear that it would hurt. I was told by other students that it would be very painful. I walked down to the nurse’s office like I was walking to my execution. By the time I reached the front of the line for the inoculation, I had worked myself into an anxious mess. When I actually got the stick, it didn’t hurt at all! I remember asking the nurse, “Was that it?” She said that was it, and I could go back to class. I laughing in relief all the way back to my classroom.
So much of our lives can be consumed by the anticipation of unpleasant possibilities. We may have to face a change in our lives, career, or family. It can be scary and even though change can be positive, we may not feel ready to do what needs to be done.
Maybe we’ve gotten to the point where it feels like we’ve accomplished most of what we needed to and that means we can “coast” from here on out. This type of complacency is natural but it is deadly to life. As long as we are alive we can live for Jesus! So many people in their later years have so much to offer other people: experience, wisdom, the stories of struggles that God has helped them overcome!
God will complete the work that He has begun in us (Philippians 1:6)! We do not have to just slog through one day to the next without the hope that things will work out for us. Things are not ever beyond the reach of God’s power, and love.
As we look toward the future let us find some encouragement that it may not be easy but that God will be with us throughout the whole process. He will bring about the results that will bring the best for those who need them. He is faithful to us, and will bless us along the way, helping us to bring about His will. Ultimately, God is in control, as long as we remain within His will. He will provide the insight, and direction, and we will see His hand at work.
Please don’t be afraid to begin a new thing! Let God give you inspiration as to how you may be involved, and what you can do. Then watch as God brings blessings, and makes a way for others to be blessed through our faithful work. Let us all get off the sidelines, and get involved in the work of God. He will help us every step of the way!
Rev. John McCarty
3 thoughts on “The Best is Yet to Come!”
Very encouraging, Pastor! I am reminded of a saying attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt “The thing you think you cannot, is the very thing you must do” or something like that…😇
That should be “…cannot do…”
very good encouraging words