I came across this scripture in my readings recently: Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory (2 Tim. 2:10). It brought back memories of how this verse sustained me in the continuance of ministry at Feltham some ten years ago.
The word “everything” is striking. Paul says that whatever he suffers, it will not hinder him from ministering so that others will be blessed with, and in, the salvation of Christ Jesus. He has of course, an eternal perspective in view. It is eternal glory which is the attenuating blessing of what is already the greatest of blessings; namely, salvation.
And so we must continue in the ministry wherein we are called by God. Of course if you believe you are not where God has called you to be then that is another issue. But keep going my dear brother in the Lord even if it is tough. And know that it is for the eternal blessing of others you are labouring.