“But when some where hardened and did not believe, but spoke
evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and
withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of
Tyrannus. And this continued for two years, so that all who
dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews
Acts 19:9, 10
Look at what happens when God gets a hold of someone.
Paul’s life was not meaningless. God used him in such a
The word says he reasoned daily at the school of Tyrannus for
two years and because of that “all who dwelt in Asia heard the
word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.”
That is pretty mind blowing if you ask me.
The whole of Asia got to hear the good news because of Paul!
Did that happen because Paul was qualified? No!
That happened because of God.
Look at what else happened through Paul,
“Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,
so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from
his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil
spirits went out of them.”
Acts 19:11, 12
“And many who had believed came confessing and telling their
deeds. Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought
their books together and burned them in the sight of all.
And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty
thousand pieces of silver.
So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed. “
Don’t look at your life and think it’s ordinary because it’s
not. God has a plan and purpose for you.
That will look different for us of course.
Your mission is not the same as my mission.
Your gifts and your experiences are unique, specially designed
to help you accomplish what God has called you to do.
Don’t despise what you are doing today.
Paul was reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus for two
years! Did he know the whole of Asia would hear what God
had put in his heart? I don’t know.
But everyday for two years he went to the school and spoke
the good news. It didn’t seem like much.
I don’t think he knew this was how the whole of Asia would
hear the good news!!
But God was in control, guiding him. He knew the truth.
As I close this post I want you to see the bigger picture.
Your life is important to God.
The world says you are a statistic but not God.
Don’t be discouraged where you are today.
Your life has meaning.
God is in control of your life.
God bless you friends!