This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful…This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying his commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus…Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds will follow them!
Revelation 13:10, 14:12-13
Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing. What is God doing. Should I be doing something different? Somewhere different? My life seems so mundane. I go to work and then come home and do more work. And I don’t feel fulfilled in any of it. Or at least most of it. This year has been hard. Sad, painful, lonely, discouraging and just plain hard.
I’m not complaining. I am so abundantly blessed. Sometimes its just difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s hard to know which direction to go. And even though I know that God is faithful and that He indeed does have a plan and a purpose for my life, it’s not always encouraging. I’m reading through Revelation and these verses jumped out at me. I know I’m not necessarily being persecuted. And this is directed at the end times, but I think the same principle applies.
It is not in vain.