“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, since ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”1 Corinthians 15:58
There are some obstacles and challenges that every human will face on earth; they are just inevitable. Every life challenges often stand as a test to our faith. Paul knew this, he had been on the journey, and so he could speak from experience to encourage the people to be steadfast, unmovable, and keep abounding in the work of the Lord.
However, to be steadfast, one of the things we need to build in our life is faith, a firm faith. Because sometimes, life gives us a terrible threat, and if we do not have our faith firmly rooted, we might compromise and tilt away from the will of God. Lack of faith brings the natural fall into temptation when we lose sight of what God has called us to do.
A vital step to become unmovable is to be rooted in an unmovable ground, and as a believer, we have the solid rock of Christ. Another aspect we must focus on is our service and labor for the kingdom of God. Our earnest desire to give our strength and material things to God implies that we trust the Lord.
Our trust is not based on His capacity to pay us back, but our trust rest in the fact that we serve a living God, and our labor is not in vain. We have a God who is capable of saving us not just on earth, but to the world to come. We should, therefore, be steadfast and be active in the work of the Lord. 2 Peter 3:14 says, “Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.”
Lord, help us to abound in your work because we are sure that our labor is not in vain. Give us the strength to be unmovable and be steadfast.