“And now I am bound by the Spirit to go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what awaits me, except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned to me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. Acts 20:22-24 NLT

What is your purpose in life? What are you using your life for? If your purpose in life is to know Jesus, obey God, and live for Jesus then, be prepared for persecution while those who have compromised their faith and evil people will flourish.

People who do not understand your values in life will criticize you, hate you, and try to hurt you because of what you believe and how you live.

Never give up, but be patient, endure the pain, and continue to live as you know you should. God is the only one you need to please, and in due time, His truth will vindicate you among pleasure seekers and fair-weather Christians. I pray the Lord will give you the fortitude to hold on to Jesus and never to lose heart no matter the pressure. Good morning.

Your brother,