I read a statement by Bill Bright that changes how I think about serving in speaking and writing. He writes in My Life Is Not My Own:
“I am a slave of Jesus. It is not the slave’s responsibility to be successful, but simply to do with the master asks. When you understand this, you will realize you don’t have problems. All that’s left are opportunities to see the master work.”
I consider how it’s not our job to be successful, only to serve and let God accomplish what He will.