Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. – 1 Corinthians 15:58
I love the song that Hollyn sings where she says, “Don’t look to the left or right.” Some days I will sing that over and over in my head as a reminder to stay focused. I don’t want to be moved. I don’t want to let a bad day, a misunderstanding, or an ugly meme on Facebook shake me. I want to stand strong in God’s unwavering love. I don’t think this is something that just happens; rather, I believe this is a goal that we have to work hard at to attain. By faithfully reading God’s word we can build a strong foundation of knowledge and faith that will get us through any bad day that is thrown our way. When you are in a position where you are serving others, the devil is going to come at you because he does not want your works to come to fruition. He might use a sly tongue, an ugly look, questioning of your motives, or he may spread rumors faster than a wildfire. This is where you have to dig your heels in deep to the foundation of God’s word. This is where you have to cry out to God for guidance and support to keep going. This is where you determine that you won’t be rattled because you know that God’s work is good work. Because God is a good God. I want to be so in love, so in tune, with God and His word that I am not shaken. When the devil sees you serving in any area he is going to try and sway you. He will try to use devious tactics to catch you off guard; however, if you are standing firm on God’s word and steadfast in prayer, then you will be provided with the strength not to stumble. Don’t buy into the devil’s motives. Don’t believe the lies. Whatever work God has you doing is important. Whatever work God has you doing – there is a purpose. But if you crumble, then the work does not get done. Don’t crumble. Stand up. Pray hard. Serve on.
Dear God, please help me stay focused on you today. Help me not to veer to the left or right. I want to stay grounded in you and in whatever area you have me serving in. You are my rock. You alone are my foundation. Amen.