By Elle, Walk the Same
Read Matthew 28:20
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Serving in ministry is not always fun and games. It is usually the opposite and sometimes, if you aren’t careful, you can end up feeling stressed. When that happens, your thinking and feelings about where you are serving and what you are doing can start to get a little problematic.
I work in a ministry that rescues, takes care of, and rehabilitates women who have been victims to sex trafficking. It has been such an amazing experience and a blessing to serve such wonderful and beautiful women, but I’m not going to lie: there were times where the very thing I loved ended up becoming really stressful.
When you have so many people under your care, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. There were times when I just felt like I was doing all of this with my own strength, and no one cared. I felt like I never had time for myself, when I could just think about myself and my own needs. But sooner or later, something would come along that reminded me that I was not alone in this.
The Spirit of God constantly guides us in our pursuit of Christ and this is something that Jesus Himself told us before He ascended into Heaven. As I was reminded of this, I began to see that I am never alone. I work with a great team whom I am privileged to call friends, and best of all, we are a tightly-knit community, with Christ as our head and a common goal of serving Him.
It is easy for negative thoughts to creep into our heads, because this is what the devil does sometimes. But Christ is always ahead of us: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present. Nothing can happen without His knowledge. We are never alone.