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A Good Turn Daily

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” -John Wesley

Ever feel overwhelmed? As a Pastor, I sometimes feel that the ocean of activities and tasks to be accomplished are never ending. I dream great dreams about leading a church that ministers to children, raises up leaders, greets the community in a friendly manner, serves the poor, witnesses to the lost, preaches and teaches the Scriptures faithfully, stands against righteousness, ministers to the needs of every member of every kind of family, calls a teenage generation to godly living, and offers opportunities for believers to grow in fellowship with one another. Who can do it all, let alone do it all well?

You, no doubt, could rattle off your own string of demands and expectations from every angle. So how do we cope with such a lenthy to-do list in life? I believe John Wesley spoke with great wisdom when he essentially said, “Just keep doing what you can do, as long as you can do it.”

Paul admonished us to “redeem the time, for the days are evil.” The truth is, we can’t do it all, and we don’t have much time, and we have to sleep sometime. So why not do as the Boy Scouts do and “do a good turn daily.” Squeeze the most out of every moment but don’t spread yourself too thin. If you can’t grow a mile today, grow an inch. Just make progress. Remember that the snail made it into the ark because of perseverance.

What can you do to change the world? Voice an opinion, say a prayer, witness to a lost soul, serve someone in need? God will open a door of opportunity at a time. Be ready to walk through at any moment of your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Were snails on the ark?

  • Brandon Cox

    I can only assume. They are in the animal kingdom, aren’t they?