How many of you have ever made a commitment based on an initial excitement or an emotional response? Maybe you wanted to learn to play guitar as a young teenager. Then after coming home after your first lesson with blisters on your fingertips, playing the guitar didn’t seem so glamorous!
We’ve all been there, maybe even in our faith. The Fruit of Faithfulness means staying committed to the things of God regardless of how we feel or what we see.
If you find yourself weary today, let these passages of Scripture be an encouragement to you to keep fighting the good fight.
“Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandon you.”
“No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will not leave you or abandon you.” (Joshua 1:5)
“Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
Why should we continue to press into a spirit of faithfulness?
- Because He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, the beginning and the end (Rev 22:13). He was faithful enough to send His Son.
- Faithfulness is the most persuasive way to draw others. Others take notice when we have an enduring, steadfast spirit. Both struggling believers and people in the world can both take hope when we remain faithful. This opens the doors for us to minister to others.
- He is always faithful to us. Think about it. No one in this world can be counted on all the time. Just as we let loved ones down, others have done the same to us. But Jesus can be counted on all the time.
Remember, being faithful doesn’t just mean having faith. It’s remaining faithful to walk out His commands and that which He’s already given us.
Take some time to answer this question for yourself. Who are you putting your trust in today?