BETWEEN THE LINES a frontline devotional

Perseverance For Your Purpose

Day 19

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”

– Psalm 128:2

The above scripture is a promise, something we can guarantee will happen when we labor for the things God places in our lives. Oftentimes we think that following God’s purpose means that He is simply going to lay things in front of us that we do not have to work for. But this scripture clearly tells us that we can eat the fruit of our labor only if we first labored. Success takes work, it takes time, and it takes patience. While we are laboring in whatever God has us doing, we are learning, growing, contributing – this is what allows God to pour out His blessing and His prosperity upon us.

We cannot lose faith during this laboring either. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” This means that we need to patiently wait for each season to end before the next one can begin. We have to envision God moving the chess pieces in our lives to help create strategic moves for us.

In order to labor after what God has for us and to stay the course, we need peace. Peace doesn’t mean, “I’m good now that everything worked out.” Peace means, “I am trusting that God will work it all out for me.” We cannot live from one high to the next, sinking deeper into lows when we do not see things going our way. We have to go back to Psalm 128:2 and know that as we labor, God is preparing our blessings for us and we can walk in peace and steadiness knowing that He works everything out for our good!

Confession for Today: “God, thank you for Your Word that is full of promises to sustain me. I thank you Lord that You have a perfect purpose for me, and that as I labor, You are preparing the next course of action and the blessings to follow. I thank you Lord that I have favor going before me as a shield. I will rest in the peace of knowing that You will never let me down, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Believing with you,

Yvonne