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. 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.
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. You see, God wasn’t finished with us yet. We just needed to put God’s plan in place!
When things aren’t going well, why don’t you ask God for His plan!