1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, 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.”
For our human spiritual failures this is God’s remedy. God instructs us to stand firm. We are to stand firm. God gives strength to us so that we can stand up under pressure of all kinds. We are dear to God, and He knows the best thing for us in our lives. He best thing for us is to stand firm in the truth and principles of God’s Word and to insist to ourselves that we follow Christ, obey Him and strive to be like Him in character and behaviour.
This is not for brothers only. The role of sisters in Christ is profound. They have as much responsibility for standing firm as any other. God looks for strong hearted women who will stand up for Him in a crooked and perverse generation. Women who will put themselves on the line and step up in faith to do the right thing. Nothing must move us. We are never intimidated out of our spiritual lives for God.
Our time allotted to us by God, is filled up completely with service and witness of the message of the life-changing gospel. Our lives must radiate this message. Always ready to speak for the Lord. Even our “secular” work, is done in such a way that it is a constant witness. This work for God is our spiritual worship and dedication to God our Saviour. It is never a waste. People might tell you so and try to discourage you, but those who trust and obey are never disappointed in their Saviour. May we meet Him in that great day when we see Him face to face, and at that moment we will really know it was all worthwhile.
So, in the meantime, we work for Him and daily prove that He is able to keep us and give us the strength to stand.