“When he said, ‘Be perfect,’ He meant it. He meant that we must go in for the full treatment. . . .The process will be long and in parts very painful;
but that is what we are in for. Nothing less.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
When working in church communications, not only do you need to persevere and grow in job skills, but the Lord will also use your work to grow your spiritual life to maturity. There is nothing that happens to you that is outside the Lord’s control—ask him to make the most of every work challenge to grow you in your faith. These verses will help remind you of these truths:
If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!
(Prov. 24:10 )
For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
(Galatians 6:9 NIV)
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
(1 Cor. 15:58 KJV)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish.
(Hebrews 12:1-2 NLT)
You must live in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ, as citizens of heaven.
(Phil. 1:27 NLT)
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
(1 Peter 1:13)
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.