There once was was a young girl who was studying to be a ballerina. She was going to a special school and taking lessons. She really wanted to become a ballerina so bad, it was the main desire of her heart and life. One day her instructor called her in to his office and told her some distressing news. He said, I am sorry to tell you this, but it is really a hard thing to make it in this business and only a small handful of people will make it, and most will drop out and look for another vocation, and I just don’t think this is for you. You just don’t seem to have what it takes, he said.Well, she was heartbroken and devastated. She went home sobbing and just gave up her dream of ever becoming a ballerina. Many years later she ran into her instructor walking down the street. She told him, you know that you so discouraged me, that I quit pursuing my dream and passion of becoming what I wanted. He replied. Oh, I tell that to all the girls, just to see who is determined to make it, because it is so hard in this business, and only those with undying, and great dedication can become a professional great ballerina.There is a lesson here for us all. Have you been sidetracked, and derailed, by something or someone just when you were picking up steam and moving ahead? Well get out and survey the damage. Get help, and do what it takes to get back on track for the Lord. There are a lot of passengers waiting at the station for you to pick them up and take them to their final destination. “Be sober,be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (I Peter 5:8). Be a fighter for Jesus ! You may loose a few battles but the war is not over ! Jesus is coming ! Don’t give up the ship, Don’t give up, even if all your ships come home with broken sails! Don’t retreat ! Don’t hold up the sickening white flag of surrender, and leave the battlefield to the enemy.You can’t stop a person of Faith! No victory with out a battle. No triumph without a trial. No testimony with out a test. Let no man steal your crown ! Be like John Paul Jones, when his arm was severely wounded and his ship was sinking and many of his men dead, the British captain yelled out to him “Do you surrender?” He yelled back “HELL NO ! I have not yet begun to fight,” and he went on to win the battle ! “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.Then saith he unto his disciples.The harvest truly is plenteous but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”(Matthew 9:36-38).
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.