You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10:36
In the workplace, the boss will often require things to be done that is not always easy, fun or even interesting. The worker needs to make a choice when told what to do.
He can do the work and get a paycheck in the end. Or he can not do the work, not get a paycheck and be relieved from working there.
The benefit of the paycheck and continuing to have a job is found in persevering in doing what needs to be done, regardless of how one feels.
After pointing out what Jesus had done to remove sins, the author of Hebrews encourages the believers to keep on doing God’s will. This is encouraged so that they will receive the promise of God.
Doing God’s will can often be challenging and many times not making sense in the moment. God will have a person do something that at the moment looks ridiculous and maybe even dangerous.
Man only sees in the moment and in the immediate vicinity. He cannot see things further out, as God can see. Everything that God tells a believer to do is with perfect love and an eternal kingdom perspective.
What God has a person do is being done for the focus of eternal life in heaven and perfect love. Right from the beginning of time in the garden of Eden, all God wanted was a relationship and obedience. This has not changed since then.
As the believer takes his focus off of the here and now, and the current struggles, he will be able to continue to do what God has called him to do. When life is over for that believer, God will be able to reward him for his work.
As a believer, God is calling you to do a work for His kingdom. It may be large or small, easy or very difficult, boring or exciting. Regardless of what the work is like, you must be willing to complete the task given to you.
Turn your focus off of the here and now, and focus on serving God and His eternal promises. Do not give up. As you continue to do His work and complete it, God will reward you abundantly with the promises He has already promised.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s desire for your life; that God will give you strength to do His will; that you will never give up doing God’s task for you; and that you will see the rewards of God abundantly in your life.