“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
A common saying that rings true for me and I’m sure many of you is “going through the motions”. I complete my everyday tasks just for the sake of completing them and rarely stop to think about my ultimate purpose or intentionally pursue serving God in whatever ways He’s called me to that day. We can easily fall into our daily patterns, hitting the repeat button each day and feeling like we’re stuck and that our actions are aimless. It is so important to counteract this urge with the truth of this verse: we must be firm in living for the work of the Lord because serving Him is our sole purpose and the only truly rewarding path. It takes strength for us to put off our habits of letting our days go by on autopilot and choose to “abound in the work of the Lord”, especially in this season of life when it seems like the bad news and hardship is incessant. But when we face our Savior, everything else will fall away and seem trivial in comparison to the glory we brought to His name and the ways we chose to serve His callings. So we have to remind ourselves of the significance of our time on earth and, with courage, choose to serve God with every day. Our work, the work of the Lord, is not in vain.
Junior Taylor Gray
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- Hebrews 12:1-3: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.