Every four years in the United States, we have a Presidential election that decides who the next President will be. Yet, even though the next President is chosen at the beginning of November, he is not sworn into office until the third week of January.
During that time between the election and the installation of the new President, the current President is referred to as a “lame duck,” meaning that he really has little power to accomplish anything even though he still holds office.
Sometimes, as believers, we can begin to feel like lame ducks. We know from Scripture that the world is going to get worse, that Satan’s attacks are going to get stronger, and that many millions of people will reject God, even though they have easier access to God’s truth than at any other time in history. Why do we keep fighting what seems to be a losing battle? Why don’t we just hole ourselves up in a safe little space and wait for Christ to come back?
Paul answers that question in 1 Corinthians 15:58—
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
Even though it seems that we can do little for God in our current environment, even our smallest witness for Christ is worth it. If we can keep just one more soul from going to hell, then our life is not wasted.
Don’t be a lame duck. Be“more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).