Staying the Course
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. I Cor 15:58
Take the old prophets as your mentors. They put up with anything, went through everything, and never once quit, all the time honoring God. What a gift life is to those who stay the course. James 5:10, 11 The Message
So in the midst of uncertainty, I am certain of one thing. I am to stay the course. What exactly that looks like I do not know. For now, it means loving and taking care of my family. When school starts back up, it means loving on my students and giving them my best even on the days I want to give up or send them all to the office. It means doing the thing God has set before me until he tells me to take the next turn.
Where or with what is God asking you to stay the course? What distracts you from being steadfast?
Dear God, Help me to stay the course. On the days I am discouraged and want to give up, may I look up and see you and all the strength and hope you bring. Be with my family. Strengthen us and make us shining lights for the journey ahead. Amen
1 thought on “Staying the Course”
Very encouraging verses! I think I'll print those and put them up to read regularly. I get distracted by the busyness of life. There seem to be too many things to do, and I feel overwhelmed. I need to focus on one task at a time and work for the Lord, not for men. Then my labor will not be in vain, right?
Love you, Friend!
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