The results are usually disastrous. The two-stepper, who has not gotten to a place of True Freedom, fades and then falls away, leaving those to whom they've spoken to disillusioned and even more skeptical than before. We must be careful not to make this very mistake.
We must have had a True Spiritual Awakening before we begin carrying the message. YESHUA, JESUS The CHRIST, has laid before us a sure way to come to HIM and to receive the Hope of Eternal Salvation. Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Surrender. Live Accordingly. That's Freedom.
We must remember that we have not "arrived" until we attain "the measure of the stature of the fullness of CHRIST" (Ephesians 4:13). For all of us, there is still plenty of room for improvement!
In carrying the message to others that are hurting and lost we find the real, deep wells of Joy in being an Overcomer. While it gives the Joy of a closer walk with YAHWEH, GOD Almighty, thrilling self-discovery, and ever-increasing Freedom, it can, at times, be painful, discouraging, or maybe, for some, just boring!
What will keep us going when we hit those dry patches where our soul can become parched? It's the Joy of seeing others find the Truth and grow in the Grace and Knowledge of The Will and The Word of GOD Almighty. Are there ever disappointments? Of course! But the rich rewards of being used by YAHWEH to Bless others in life-changing ways keeps us going until we reach our goal!
Oh, Heavenly FATHER, Thank YOU for this day and for all of the Mighty Blessings, great & small, YOU have so graciously and so abundantly bestowed upon each one of us on a daily basis. I truly need YOUR Joy! I thank YOU for not pampering my selfishness by giving it to me to keep all to myself. Thank YOU for leading me out of myself and into YOUR Likeness as I reach out to seek and to reach the lost. Encourage me. Bless my faltering efforts. Grant me the grace of patience. Then, please grant me YOUR Joy. I Praise & Glorify YOU. I Pray to YOU in The Mighty & Powerful Name of YESHUA, JESUS The CHRIST. Amen.