Worth the work? Years ago I decided to run for public office. It was hard work. I had to circulate and collect hundreds of signatures. I needed to find volunteers, open a bank account to collect campaign contributions, and find a treasurer. It took weeks, but I got it done.
Think about it. Life if often like that. Like a political campaign, it was a great amount of hard work. In the end however, I decided it was worth the work; but would ever do it again? Did I have the stomach to every do it again?
God’s Word tells us: “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty” (Proverbs 28:19).
Following Christ is like that. You either have the stomach for it or not. But you can’t follow Him unless you’re willing to work it, and accept the labors inherent with the job. The one big difference with this campaign is this: If you put in the work, you WILL win the prize. I lost that election; but election to eternal life in Christ? That’s something I know is always a sure thing. The work I put into it is God-pleasing. The results are always what He has done and not me.
“Heavenly Father. No matter what I do, I am using the gifts that You have given me. Praise Your holy name. If I put my talents You have given to me to good use, I am showing You Lord that I love You and worship You. In the end I know that even in hard times, You are worth the effort. In Jesus name, Amen!”
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