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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!!!!!!!!!!!

UNANSWERED LETTERS

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

right hand.

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

difficulty.

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

try.

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

one-sided correspondence.

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

to pieces.”

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

someone else.

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

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  1. Thank you for sharing that!! My son’s soon to be FIL just under
    Thank you for sharing that!! My son’s soon to be FIL just underwent surgery…he had to have his right leg amputated!! I called to ret and life his spirits but he sounded in good spirits and I saod so…he told me he had put it in God’s hands!! I told him I had called to lift him up and wanted to say that in the times I felt like screaming why me, I found somewhere down the road those trials had prepared me to minister to another!! He said he knew God had great plans for him and I thought they are already in the works!! God always works through the bad to a good conclusion and He can and does use all those who are willing!!

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