How many souls did Jeremiah win?
Was he in the will of God?
If so, why didn’t anyone heed his message?
Sometimes we measure our success by the success of others.
Sometimes we measure our success by the number of souls that we see won.
God has been dealing with me lately on obeying by faith.
In other words, I have been guilty of measuring success by the results that I see.
But what about the results that I can’t see?
What about the seeds that I planted, but someone else reaped the harvest?
Or the souls given the opportunity for salvation?
What about you?
How do you measure your ministerial success?
Do you mentally add up the souls that have prayed in your altar
Think about Jeremiah.
With the exception of maybe Baruch, he didn’t see positive results from his weeping.
However, we can’t count the number of lives impacted
by the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations today.
Was Jeremiah successful?
The third chapter of Lamentations shows that
the prophet believed he had failed. Did he?
Because of his obedience to God’s calling, Jeremiah fulfilled his mission.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature. ~ Mark 16:15
Have you gone where God has lead you? Are you preaching the gospel?
Then congratulations! Your ministry is a success.
It doesn’t matter if you pastor a church running 5 or 5000, if you preach on the street corner, in a Sunday school class, or on the aisles of the grocery store. If you are doing what God has called you to do, then you are a success in His eyes.
Yes, we should pray. We should love. We should hunger. We should have burdens.
But those are all things done in obedience.
Don’t slack up if you aren’t seeing results.
Obey God’s calling and let Him tally up the harvest.