Saturday, October 10th, 2009
"We mustered up boldness by means of our God to speak to you the good news of God with a great deal of struggling." (1 Thessalonians 2:2)
Courage is needed for us to keep on preaching the Kingdom message. Some people, even relatives, may ridicule you or in some other way attempt to discourage you. (Matthew 10:36) It can also be a challenge to maintain our zeal in territories where people are rarely at home or where there is little response to the Kingdom message. Other difficulties that many have to contend with are advancing age and poor health, which may limit what they can reasonably do in the preaching work. If that is true of you, do not be discouraged. Jehovah is well aware of your limitations and appreciates what you can do. (2 Corinthians 8:12) Whatever kind of adversity you may be facing—opposition, apathy, or ill health—do all that your circumstances allow you to do in sharing the good news with others.—Proverbs 3:27.
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/08, 1:11-13)