In Acts 22, Paul begins his defence in front of a pretty hostile crowd. He takes them through the whole story of his conversion, even to the point of being completely transparent with all of his sins against Jesus and the Christians. He tells them of the AMAZING Damascus Road experience. Surely they would be shocked and awed by such a story right? I mean, Saul is a COMPLETELY different man now and surely all of them would see it and know that this guy has to be called by the most high God to accomplish great things…right?
Here’s a great life lesson from Acts 22 for all you ministers out there:
Most people will never be as excited as you are about your calling from the Lord.
Many will choose to never give you the break you deserve, so keep praying for the one break that will advance God’s Kingdom. Many will hear your story and still doubt your sincerity, so keep doing what God wants you to do anyways. You may be persecuted by those who are simply jealous for having such big dreams and aspirations, so continue to dream and aspire knowing that you are among the grand company of men like Joseph, Jesus, and Paul.
Thomas Edison once said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So continue to fight on man and woman of God. Your time to shine is coming, if you choose to keep shining when no one is looking.