Your labor in the Lord is not in vain

1 Corinthians 15:58 (New International Version)

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Whatever you sow, you reap. If you sow good works, then you will reap good works. If you sow honesty, you reap honesty. This simply follows the golden rule: "Do unto others what you like for them to do unto you."

To those who are working, what is your boss like? Is he understanding? Does he give you rewards and recognition? Does he give you rest if need be? Or does he keep on pressuring you to do something you think you're unable to do? Do you feel like your boss has asked you so much but is paying you so little? A lot of us my have very good bosses that some really are proud of maybe because he listens and is fair (always). But some of us also have bosses that are super strict sometimes (unnecessary strictness), unfair (those who have favorites), or maybe bosses who are indecisive and are driven by things said around him. We all have various bosses ranging from good to worst based on our standards. But I know a master who is the best master of all!

It's Jesus, of course. Who else? He's the most fair master in the entire universe. Romans 2:11 says: "For there is no partiality with God."

What does this mean?

Everything you do for Him will never be in vain. A whisper of prayer for your brother. A tap on the discouraged friend to encourage him. A smile to a person. A show of love to an "enemy". Being excellent in your job knowing that you're wokring for God and not for men. Giving to the poor. Praying for the needy. Living a life worthy of your calling. Being a blessing in more ways than one. In sharing the gospel. In being proud you're a CHRISTIAN and a bringer of His name. In not compromising your character. In not giving in to temptations.

All of these and more will never be forgotten by God. You may not be experiencing the "rewards" now but take heart "Your labor in the Lord is not in VAIN!".

Just continue. Keep on running the race. Soon you will reap what is due you. Know that God when he rewards, he rewards tremendously. Remain faithful and be expectant for that!

God bless you!

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