Sometimes an encouragement comes out of the blue.
From totally unexpected places.
And it makes you feel good.
I send out a weekly prayer email to around 30 amazing people who pray for me on a weekly and daily basis.
Some of those 30 people I have only met once, some not at all, but most I have got to know well over years.
This week, after reading my email, one of those lovely people that I have only met once or twice took the time to write to encourage me.
In my prayer letter this week I was sharing how it is a challenge to develop stuff here on the peninsula … it is not that I am necessarily doing anything wrong … but it seems that little is working. I’m attempting to create new paths, new ways of doing things … but I do not believe we are quite providing yet what is needed.
My friend reflected back on what I had written:
Today, you have written something that I think is really important to hold on to…‘I guess on a positive note I am being a true pioneer … we have not been here before and no one has walked this path in this area as it is now’.He went on to add: But, for what it is worth, hold on to those words… ‘we have not been here before and no one has walked this path in this area as it is now’, as I believe they are so important to all those in ministry and should offer encouragement to yourself, and to others around you.
because it is true for all of us that no one has ever walked the path that we are currently on in the areas we are in as they are now
Others may have walked them in different times (even if that different time was only yesterday) but no one has walked them in the time of now …