Our mobile culture has taught us to go where ever the wind blows. We move our families, jobs, churches, etc…and often times this carries over in our spiritual life. When we suddenly feel growing pains in our walk with Jesus our knee jerk reaction is to move on to something else.
The Bible teaches us that we ought to stay steadfast and unmovable. That simply means to stay fixed in the direction you’re headed in and don’t give up.
I’ve even heard people say that if there is too much opposition that just means that God wants you somewhere else. Except for the Bible is full of men and women, who are walking in humble obedience to God, that experience far greater opposition than we’ve ever seen. We call that an excuse.
Maybe some of you haven’t been to church in a while or maybe some of you are feeling the need to give up on what seems like a hopeless situation. Listen to what Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:58 “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.”
This means God wants us to stay faithful, stay immovable, stay with Jesus, stay in the word, stay with the church and don’t give up.
This morning I made a conscience effort that I was going to stay. Actually, I made that commitment a long time ago, but as I was reading this verse this morning I recommitted myself to the work God has given me. Regardless of what may happen…I’m here to stay. I’m not giving up on you or the local church.
So how about you? Will you stay steadfast with me? Will you not give up on that person that you’ve been praying for? Will you not give up on the church God has you planted. There is so much work to be done and we need committed people who are willing to rebuild this city. Now is not the time to quit. Maybe you can join me in recommitting yourself to the work God has for us as a church.