God has given each of us a unique purpose in this life, that is important for us to discover and remain focused on.
An extract from the diary of the great preacher, and founder of the Methodist Church, Charles Wesley, helps explain why he was rejected by the Anglican Church as being too radical.
Sunday am, May 5th: Preached at St Anne’s. Asked not to come back.
Sunday pm, Preached at St Johns. Deacons said get out and stay out.
Sunday am, May 12th: Preached at St Jude’s. Can’t go back there either.
Sunday am, May 19th: Preached at ! A special meeting called and told I couldn’t return.
Sunday pm: Preached on the street. Kicked off the street.
Sunday am, June 15th: Preached in a paddock. Chased off as a bull was let loose during the service.
Sunday am, June 22nd: Preached on edge of town. Kicked off road.
Sunday pm: Preached in a pasture. Ten thousand people came to hear me. Praise be to my saviour.
Charles stuck with what God had called him to do.