Scripture Acts 28
23They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the kingdom of God and tried to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. 24Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
The Apostle Paul himself ran into people who would not believe when they heard the truth. This is the way of things – it is not promised that everyone who hears will believe immediately.
As we labor in the harvest that Christ has set us to, we sometimes feel discouraged when some don’t believe. If we are challenged, we feel that WE must give an account of ourselves, but we must only give an account to God, and we needn’t worry about man’s challenges.
Yes there are answers to every challenge, and if you had the proper knowledge you could refute anyone who lashes out at the faith. But we need to remember our job is to sew seeds of faith. Christ told us that some would fall on rocky soil, some on hard ground, some among thorns, but why would we argue with the seeds that haven’t sprouted about our planting, when there is much good ground still yet to be sewn?
If Paul ran into those who would not believe, as did all the apostles, and even our Lord Jesus, then why wouldn’t we expect the same kind of results when we are planting. Don’t give up! Keep tossing the seeds of the gospel to those who are lost and dieing in our world, and know that those seeds which you are sewing will (by God’s hand) produce a bountiful harvest in their season, more than you could imagine.
Father keep my hand on the work of the Church, on the work of expanding your kingdom and spreading the good news of your Son Jesus.
I give up my hurt feelings when someone rejects the Gospel when I try to lead them to it.