i just got this in the mail and HAD to share it with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you are encouraged, blessed and touched by it as i was, please send a friend over to read it!!!!!!!!!!!
There are many times when we begin a certain task that God lays on
our hearts and because we think our efforts are minimal and not
making a difference, we quit the job that God told us to pursue.
The enemy loves to plant seeds of doubt and lure us into thinking
that we are not capable of making a difference in this world, but
with God’s help we can overcome and fulfill the destiny that God has
for every believer.
If you are going through a situation of doubting your task unto the
Lord, then I hope this story will bless and encourage you to never
quit what God has laid on your heart because you may never know of
the lives that you are touching.
I read of a man who was involved in a tragic accident. He lost both
legs and his left arm and only a finger and thumb remained on the
But he still possessed a brilliant mind, enriched with a good
education and broadened with world travel. At first he thought
there was nothing he could do but remain a helpless sufferer.
A thought came to him. It was always nice to receive letters, but
why not write them–he could still use his right hand with some
But to whom could he write?
Was there anyone shut-in and incapacitated like he was who could be
encouraged by his letters? He thought of men in prison–they did
have some hope of release, whereas he had none–but it was worth a
He wrote to a Christian organization concerned with prison ministry.
He was told that his letters could not be answered because it was
against prison rules, but he still decided to commence this
He wrote twice a week, and it taxed his strength to the limit. But
into the letters he put his whole soul, all his experience, all his
faith, all his wit, and all his Christian optimism.
Frequently he felt discouraged and was tempted to give it all up.
But it was his one remaining activity, and he resolved to continue
as long as he could.
At last he got a letter. It was very short, written on prison
stationery by the officer whose duty it was to censor the mail.
All it said was: “Please write on the best paper you can afford.
Your letters are passed from cell to cell till they literally fall
No matter what your situation may be like, you still have the
ability to encourage someone who is discouraged and lift up someone
who is feeling low.
Take this story as an encouragement to give your all for someone
else and do not worry about the results. No good work will go
unseen and only God knows of the impact that your life can have on
Let us not do our good works so that we may be praised, but let us
do good works so that others may be lifted up and God be praised
because of our intervention.
The only thing that we can take with us into eternity is what we
have done for the Lord. There are no bank accounts in heaven to
show how much your net worth was on the earth, but there will be
accounts in heaven of what you did to show your life as an example
in leading others to Him.
— Author Unknown