Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Can I be honest? Sometimes I feel as if I am writing to no one. Sometimes I feel as if no one wants to hear what I have to say about Christ. People would rather see me post a picture of myself. Or they'd rather see an updated picture of my baby. Or perhaps even a picture of my husband and I hanging out. Even worse, some would rather see sin. They'd rather read about sex, New Age teachings, or gossip.
It's rare that people want to hear the gospel.
This isn't an assumption. I know it to be factual. Whenever I post a I picture of myself, I get clicks. Whenever I show my sweet baby girl, I get likes. A romantic post about my husband and I celebrating our anniversary... 100 likes minimum. But usually whenever I post about Christ... I get crickets.
Now, please understand. I am not looking for sympathy. I am not dying for more followers, likes, and clicks for myself. Yet, I am trying to point as many people to Christ as I can. Thus, I guess I do desire more social media attention for Christ sake - no pun intended.
Yet, I also know that this isn't a personal issue against my ministry. This is a spiritual issue. It's the same reason why it's easy to stay up at night reading an X-rated book, but we can barely keep our eyes open to read the bible. It's the same reason why a sporting event can pack out an arena, but the church can barely fill the pews. The world loves the world and the things in it.
But I, as well as any other laborers in this plentiful harvest, must remember one thing. Only a small portion of people will be receptive to the Word of God. Matthew 7:13-14 tells us straight and narrow is the way, and only a few will find it. The verse listed above in Romans 11 states there is presently only a remnant of followers. Isaiah 11 also mentions how only a remnant of people would have access to God's saving highway.
Therefore, I am reassured through God's Word to keep writing, even if my articles doesn't get as much as love my selfies. Even if I can only draw one soul, that one soul is worth every word written. Because if Jesus would leave the 99 for the 1, then certainly I can write for a handful of supporters.
Thus, I write and will continue to write. I write first to glorify God. I write secondly because it is my reasonably service. I write thirdly for the remnant. I write for those who choose to walk the road less traveled. I write for the remnant, and that's more than a big enough audience to write to until the Lord calls me home.