Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord – 1 Corinthians 15:58
The Lord Jesus taught extensively on the importance of faithfulness. In Luke 12:42-43, He said, “…Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.” When you faithfully carry out what God has instructed you to do, He promotes you and gives you additional responsibilities.
Daniel, because of his faithfulness, was preferred above all the other presidents and princes set by Darius over his kingdom (Daniel 6:1-4). When the other presidents and princes connived and searched intently for an occasion against him, the Bible says, “… they could find none occasion nor fault, forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him” (Daniel 6:4). He was faithful in every aspect of his life—to God, the king, his work, and his people.
It makes no difference the challenges that you may encounter as you diligently serve the Lord; remain steadfast. Let nothing move you. Imagine the calibre of people that rose against innocent Daniel: All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, princes, counsellors, and captains! They finally conspired to enact a decree to incriminate Daniel in his devotion to God (Daniel 6:7).
Nevertheless, Daniel was undaunted. He still prayed to the Lord five times a day, as was his custom. Of course, this earned him the brutal punishment of being cast into the lions’ den, but God shut the mouths of the lions and Daniel was taken out of the den alive! Your faith in the Lord and your faithfulness to Him will always make you triumphant.
In your service to the Lord, remain diligent and focused. Never think that your service in the house of God is of no value or in vain. Don’t look to man for any form of reward. Even when it’s as though no one appreciates what you’re doing, always remember that your heavenly Father sees all you do, and He rewards your faithfulness.
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Dear Father, I thank you for the privilege to serve you and fulfil the destiny that you’ve created for me! I’m steadfast, unmoveable, and undaunted by circumstances as I diligently serve you, putting my whole life into your work, because I know that my labour isn’t in vain, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Proverbs 22:29; Hebrews 6:10