The Joy of Serving – Day 5


We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

Romans 5:3-4 NLT

It can feel confusing when we're doing good and serving others but experience opposition. But learning to serve -- in spite of opposition -- helps us develop endurance, strengthens our character and our hope!

Sometimes we think that once we commit our lives to Christ and start serving him, we’ll have green lights and smooth sailing. Instead, we experience pushback from unexpected places -- like friends or family. But what if the opposition is actually an opportunity to trust God at a deeper level? If we don't give in to opposition, and we keep on serving, it's amazing what God can do! 

What opposition are you facing today? Ask God to strengthen you and help you trust him in spite of what's coming against you. You can make an impact by pushing through and serving! You get to be a part of something than bigger than yourself. When you add value, you gain value!