“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (I Corinthians 15:58, NKJV)
As servants of God, if we are honest with ourselves, we sometimes wonder if all the sacrifice and service we render is worth it. Be it in ministry, work or our relationships, we may sometimes question if there is really a reward, a “pay off,” for all the labor, pain, disappointments and sorrow. Sometimes you wonder if you are the only one who really cares. The only one trying. The only one working to keep things together.
1. Are you there right now? Are you feeling like you are the only one working at or toward a particular goal?
2. Do you or have you ever wondered if “it is all worth it?”
3. Do you at times question whether or not what you do is notice or appreciated?
4. Do you sometimes question if what you do really matters?
When these questions arise we must remind ourselves of the words of Paul from this fifty-eight verse of First Corinthians chapter fifteen, “. . . be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
It is not easy living a Christian life in an increasingly non-Christian world. Yet we must know that all our love, service and sacrifice does not go unnoticed by God. All you do is not a waste of time or effort. All you suffer will not be unrewarded. You must know and encourage yourself in this, YOUR LABOR IS NOT IN VAIN