Published January 27, 2015
The story is told of the noted evangelist Dwight L. Moody, who was speaking to a woman about witnessing. Moody shared with her a few of the ways he had been working to spread the message of Jesus.
The woman listened and then promptly told Moody everything that was wrong with what he had done and how it wouldn't work anyway. She just didn't like his method of evangelism.
Moody looked at the woman and then surprised her by saying, "I don't really like mine all that much, either. What's yours?"
After the woman stuttered around for a bit, she finally admitted that she didn't witness -- she didn't have a method of witnessing.
Moody said, "Then I like mine better than yours."
Anyone who is serving the Lord will be criticized, often by people who, themselves, don't actually serve. Anyone who is sharing about Jesus will be criticized. Satan knows that discouragement of the Christian is one of his greatest methods of stopping progress for the Lord.
So, if you are doing all you can do today to serve the Lord and point other people to Him, don't allow a handful of critics to stop the message. Ask the Lord to help you do a better job. Ask the Lord to give wisdom. Then tune out the critics and listen to the Spirit's prompting.
Whatever you do, don't stop when the Lord has given you a message to share. Press on! Persist until you hear those cherished words, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
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