How amazing it is that the smallest distractions in life can build up so much that your vision becomes very narrow. Let me give you an example from personal experience;
This year began with good intentions. I prayed and determined that I would keep up with all my commitments. I even gave some up because of time. But in time, in no time at all really, everyday concerns, cares and needs had me pressed in on all sides scrambling for more time. My head hit the pillow and that was it, I was out like a light! Until the next morning it started all over again. After a while without realising it my vision would only extend to the everyday concerns that would wrapped around me. Those good intentions seemed to get further and further away! I longed to be out with others witnessing but it wasn't an option. With my husbands long shifts and no family to help with the children there's rarely time to go out anywhere. That zealousness for sharing the gospel you could feel dying down as much as you don't want it to. The desire is still there but not as strong. Circumstances seem to get the better of you until.........
In the briefest of moments God uses someone, a brother or sister to shine like a beacon and reignite that passion you had and encourage you on. You may not even meet this brother/sister face to face but it could be something as simple (yet precious) as a testimony, a song or maybe just a word. They are encouraging without even knowing it!
Enter my most recent beacon of light, Deborah Drapper. A 13 year old girl born into a large Christian family in the south of England. The most amazing documentary of this young girl can be seen below. Watching it really set my heart on fire again to press on through my daily toil and extend my vision once more. And what do you know!...........only yesterday at the most unusual time two Jehovah's Witnesses came to my door! God has brought the opportunities to me!!!
So brethren, be encouraged to know that your devotion and faithfulness to God, when seen by others will bring encouragement to them. Granted I should not have allowed my everyday chores to distract me from seeking first the Kingdom of God!
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day [is] its own trouble.Matthew 6:33-34