“My dear friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile.” (I Corinthians 15: 58, Contemporary English Version)
Yes, it’s good to stay busy and to feel productive. It serves us and others to feel we are making a contribution with our work and helpfulness.
But it isn’t about toiling, and it isn’t about being personally active all the time. Working for the Lord is worthwhile, because it is truly going about His business. It is expressing God’s intention and being absolutely supported and blessed by His guidance, His law, His Love.
We can stand firm and unshakeable in our purpose, both in the daily duties and in the grander scheme of things. It may seem easy to get discouraged, self-judging, wearied, uncertain at times. But we can rest on God’s firmness, confidence, and strength. All that we do for God—with goodness, love, and humility—stands on God’s own foundation. Human doubts and fears may come in, but God remains just as He is—our safety, our comfort, our encouragement, and our rest.
And remember that what you do for Him is worthy and good. There is no particular output that God loves more than another. When you reflect His goodness, you move mountains, you build cathedrals, you change the world in powerful ways simply by your devotion and because of His Love.
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