Even enemies can become apostles!
Acts 26: 11 “Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.”
Paul continues to describe the person that he used to be.
He repeatedly went hunting Christ followers.
He would search in every synagogue.
He would punish them in order to get a blasphemous charge on them.
He was obsessed in persecuting them.
He would travel long distances to find them.
He failed. They won.
Some may have lost their lives here on earth but the gospel continued.
Paul became one of them, a Christ follower. He failed in his pursuit of stopping the cause. The work of Christ continues. The work never fails.
Whatever is thrown at you, whoever comes against you, no matter how strong, dangerous or relentless, even if it costs you everything, the cause will continue, it will never be defeated.
This is His work, not yours.
You may wake today and the world may be on your shoulders, the voice of the enemy may be close, the surrender perhaps is painful, but it will not be in vain, even enemies can become apostles!