Do you ever wonder if it’s worth it to do what’s right? To act right? To parent right? To do business right? To coach right? Daily routines and disappointments can undermine our resolve, but there’s a powerful verse to be held onto. It isn’t poetry written for greeting cards, it’s rock solid truth to be stood on:
“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
That really does mean:
Trying to live in a Christ-like way is NOT IN VAIN.
Trying to parent according to the Bible is NOT IN VAIN.
Trying to conduct business with integrity is NOT IN VAIN.
Trying to coach for character-building is NOT IN VAIN.
Trying to show love to those who don’t is NOT IN VAIN.
The world says “quit”, but our Lord says, “Keep going, it really is worth it!”