Your Labor is not in Vain.
Being tempted to take a short-cut today? Tempted to practice an old habit (you know the old “go for what you know” routine), tempted to a step back, and eventually quit, or are you tempted to take over, make independent decisions, take credit, and ignore important others?
Step back, and meditate on I Cor.15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
God does not consider you or your labor (“toil”) worthless. The long hours, energetic, and selfless effort you give, is always noticed by the God. In the Lord, you will receive a reward in this life and in the life to come. Be encouraged, “your labor is not in vain.”
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.