This morning I read this quote that inspired me to keep my eyes fixed on that which the LORD has called me to do in this life. I trust this brief quote will encourage you to do the same.
"Stick with your work. Do not flinch because the lion roars; do not stop to stone the devil’s dogs; do not fool away your time chasing the devil’s rabbits. Do your work. Let liars lie, let sectarians quarrel, let critics malign, let enemies accuse, let the devil do his worst; but see to it nothing hinders you from fulfilling with joy the work God has given you.
He has not commanded you to be admired or esteemed. He has never bidden you to defend your character. He has not set you at work to contradict falsehood about yourself which Satan’s or God’s servants may start to peddle, or to track down every rumor that threatens your reputation. If you do these things, you will do nothing else; you will be at work for yourself and not for the Lord.
Keep at your work. Let your aim be as steady as a star. You may be assaulted, wronged, insulted, slandered, wounded and rejected, misunderstood, or assigned impure motives; you may be abused by foes, forsaken by friends, and despised and rejected of men. But see to it with steadfast determination, with unfaltering zeal, that you pursue the great purpose of your life and object of your being until at last you can say, 'I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do.'"
Leslie, what a jewel this is! I'm going to find the author, print it out and put it on my desk.
See: This is the beauty of networking with other Christians/observant Jews. We share our foundational beliefs, and this is our inherent Americanism, too.
What a wonderful, wonderful post. There's so much to hear, here on PC! I want to thank Alex again-maybe for the first time-for founding this site. And all of the wonderful patriots here, who love our country and try to be the best people they can be.
This is very good for us to put everything into perspective.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if President George W. Bush has this devotional and used it.
"It will be worth it all when we see Jesus, life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ. One glimpse of his dear face, all sorrow will erase, so bravely run the race 'til we see Christ".
Esther Kerr Rushtoi
One of the best intellectual navigation aids I have read.
True to the word and practical for use.
It is the very tool that all young and old should review over and over.
Navigating through life can be a real challenge!
But using this for your navigation star will be the saving grace of being human.
Love this! Thanks for sharing!
These are truly lovely thoughts. Thank you, Leslie.
As I embark on the work the Lord truly desires of me, I am increasingly inspired by His word and the words of folks like you.