When we are given a task to execute action is one thing that is required. For the mission to be completed there has to be some strength for us to get through it. Once we get the guts to proceed and get involved, we realize this mission is more rigorous than we imagined. It’s taxing nature: physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausts us that we decide to terminate this assignment. Rationally we feel vindicated by our decision because we have at least tried. Trying is more than some people would ever do.
"My friends, you know that our time with you wasn't wasted. As you remember, we had been mistreated and insulted at Philippi. But God gave us the courage to tell you the good news about him, even though many people caused us trouble." 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 (CEV) Society says failure is acceptable as long as we have tried. "If it doesn’t work out, it’s okay." Trying is a great attempt at completion but more is required to gain achievement. Paul and his comrades were harshly mistreated when they preached the gospel in Philippi. From actions to insults, the welcome mat was not rolled out for this ministry team. They too could have said they tried but knew there was something larger at stake. Paul attests God gave them the courage to get through. As a result, people’s lives were changed, mission accomplished and God was glorified. Though what we go through is strenuous and sometimes plain unfair, it’s a God mission. He knows we can do it and there is a positive outcome attached. Trying is not an option. Futile attempts profit us nothing but wasted time. Life’s time is too precious and important to blow.
Take off the limits, go forth knowing this can be done! Erase society’s mindset that says, "I tried."