My wife and I spent five years on a missionary team in Brazil. Our first two years felt fruitless and futile. More often than not I went home frustrated. So we asked God for another plan. We prayed and read the Epistles. We especially focused on Galatians. When I compared our gospel message with Paul’s, I saw a difference.  His was high-octane good news. Mine was soured legalism. So as a team we resolved to focus on the gospel.  I did my best to proclaim forgiveness of sins and resurrection from the dead.

We saw an immediate change. We baptized forty people in twelve months. Quite a few for a church of sixty members. God wasn’t finished with us. We just needed to put God’s plan in place! Why don’t you ask God for his plan!