Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.”
I really would have liked to meet this guys Paul addresses in Colossians 4:17. Our of nowhere he feels it is important to remind him to complete the ministry he had received from God. That poses numerous questions for me. Was he not doing it for a reason? What happened? Did he just need encouragment? What ministry was it?
This week I felt like Archippus. I felt tired and felt like I was a failure and not very effective in anything I did. Sometimes in my down times, I wonder if it's worth it. When I read this scripture this Tuesday, it felt like God was speaking directly to my heart. He simply said..."It's Ok Janene...go ahead and complete your ministry." He was saying to take heart and fight for the confidence He has in me. He reminded me in his gentle way that it is worth it.
I'm learning that sometimes walking this road is difficult. Sometimes it doesn't make sense and it feels like maybe it's time to quit. Then He breaks through the clouds with a gentle prod and says keep walking and complete the ministry I gave you. Someday...somehow it will all make sense and you will see the big picture. And for tonight...that is enough.