At times Paul’s ministry didn’t have the desired affect that he had hoped it would. Some people weren’t enthused at all by his efforts or dedication to The Lord.
Like the man, Eutychus. He fell three stories to his death because he fell asleep during one of Paul’s sermons.
That could’ve been discouraging for Paul. He could’ve quit preaching the gospel right then because “people don’t care what I have to say. I’m not reaching them.”
But instead he went on. Paul, through Jesus’ name, raised Eutychus back to life, ate a snack and then went right back to preaching.
The Lord is the one who calls you into ministry. He is the one to say if you should continue in it. Not the numbers, the turnouts, enthusiasm, or lack thereof.
If we base our willingness to do ministry work on people’s responses we are following after man, not God.
Set out to glorify God in the ministry He has given you. Press on knowing that you’re accomplishing His will, regardless of how people react.