1 Corinthians 15:58 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.

Have you ever went to a carnival or theme park where games are played and a person wins tickets? When those games are played, the better a person does at the game the more tickets they win. Even when you don’t do that well in the game, the game will usually give you a ticket for trying. When the game is over, we can trade in our tickets for a prize.

God’s rewards are similar to these games. When we make an effort to do God’s will, our labor is not in vain. God sees our efforts to go against our sinful flesh and do His will. God notes the love we give and the good we do in the earth. God sees and He will reward (Ephesians 6:8). It’s not our efforts alone that give us this reward but, it’s being made righteous through Jesus Christ that gives us our reward in full.

Even if our situation doesn’t seem pleasant, don’t quit in your good labor. Continue to live Holy and complete the work of the Lord because our reward will be received in full in the earth as well as heaven.

Be Relentless