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It’s Not the Struggle Along the Way, It’s the End Result

Posted on June 20, 2014 in General Ministry, Management, MMI, Patient Stories, Programs, Volunteering | 0 comments

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This morning during my quiet time, I came across a passage in Isaiah that really touched my heart.  It relates to the continual challenges that organizations like Medical Ministry International face.  These challenges may cause setbacks, but they continue to strengthen the ministry in its abilities to serve the less fortunate.  It’s a message we need to continue to remind ourselves of daily, and not let the outside influences distract our attention away from the important tasks at hand.

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3 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Isaiah 35:3-6

All organizations deal with a variety of issues in the course of their daily activities.  Ministry’s like ours are dealing with matters of life or death in many cases.  The end result provides the light at the end of what can seem like a very long tunnel. It’s tough, yet very rewarding work…God’s work!

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Be encouraged by your journey.  Yes, times will get tough, challenges will need to be overcome, but never lose sight that the journey is designed to make you stronger so that you have even more experience and ability to serve.  If the path was an easy one, would it yield the same type of pleasure from having accomplished your goal?  No.  The journey is a big part of the end result.  Embrace the challenges, expect to struggle along the way, but know in the end that all you have gone through was all a part of God’s master plan.