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verses 57-58: “but thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”

We have all felt worn down, even felt defeated, like what we do/did doesn’t matter or wouldn’t have made a difference. For example, I sometimes felt that way in my high school officiating career, like what I did, didn’t make a difference in the long run to the players or coaches I interacted with. It wasn’t till I retired a couple of years ago, that I got an email that made my day…it was from an unexpected source, a fellow official, who thanked me for my Christian witness and conduct that I exhibited as an official. I felt like God was telling me, “your toil is not in vain in the Lord”.

Be steadfast and immovable in your work for the Lord. Who is the most necessary teammate in a game of tug-of-war? Is it the first person at the lead of the rope? Is it the person in the middle? No…it’s the anchor, the last person on the team at the back, who is making sure he/she doesn’t give…that allows the rest of the team to regroup when the opposition rocks you off your heels. Be that anchor today…the only way to be it is to rely on the true Anchor in our lives. I’m talking about the Rock of Salvation named Jesus Christ.

After all, He has already won the victory! The game has been decided!

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