Why We Do Not Give Up As Christians

As Christians there are times we grow weary. There are times life gets us down. There are moments that we just feel like giving up. That is if we are being honest with ourselves. Jesus knows our weakness and sympathizes with us. That is why Paul was inspired to write in 1st Corinthians 15:58

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.

The reason for the therefore that begins the verse is what proceeds it. The whole context of 1st Corinthians 15 is the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus defeating death through his resurrection is the reason we know our labor in the Lord is not in vain.

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That is why as tempting as it is for me to kind of ride off into the sunset and take it easy, each day when I wake up with chronic pain, I start with prayer asking for help to be a blessing.

Think about your struggles, your biggest problems in life, and then think about Jesus defeating death through his resurrection. Then think about the truth, the fact, that you will be rewarded by Jesus in heaven for your labor in the Lord in this life.

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It does not mean the struggles will automatically do away. Sometimes they will and sometimes they won’t. What it means is that we know Jesus is with us in the here and now and in heaven has a place for us and will reward us.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

27 thoughts on “Why We Do Not Give Up As Christians

  1. Life is hard at times but we cannot give up. Christ is in us and the did not give up. Keep moving forward. 😊

  2. I’m reminded of Galatians 6:9 when reading your post, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

  3. I understand the draw of the sunset Matt. I have from my work world but new things around the corner as walking with God allows no permanent couches of ease on the narrow trail.

    1. It would be nice to have a temporary couch of ease 🙂
      There is no sunset serving Jesus in this life but we have the Son to look forward to being with for all eternity

  4. I think sometimes it is easy to give of ourselves so much that we might face a little burnout. I struggle with justifying taking care of myself. I need to learn how to make sure my cup is full so that I’m not trying to pour out Gods love from an empty cup.

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