Acts 20.24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
The apostle Paul’s primary duty and passion, more important than life itself, was to be steadfast and immovable in the preaching of the gospel of the grace of God. Paul was willing to finish his calling as a faithful witness of the gospel of Christ and His gospel. I believe that we are living in those perilous times where we too need to have a “none of these things move me” mindset. In fact, I believe beloved that if we lack a “none of these things move me” mindset, we will not be able to stand in these last days. God has told us that in the last days, men’s hearts will be failing them for the fear of the things that will be taking place on the earth.
But thanks be to God for the power and strength that He provides His children in times of need. We can so easily get overwhelmed to the point of despair when we view the horrible deeds of violence and brutality that is taking place around the world and in the lives of God’s children. But Paul wrote to the saints in Corinth at a time when Christians were being persecuted and martyred for their faith in Christ, “therefore my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
Precious brothers and sisters in Jesus, it is never time to wave the proverbial white flag of surrender to the wiles of the enemy or the trials of life. You have a course to run and people to minister to in The Name of Jesus. May the joy of The Lord be our strength to not only be stedfast, but to finish our course well for the glory of God.