Hebrews 12:2, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus the author and prefector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Bible encourages the believers to stand firm on the unseen ground of faith. None of us can walk on the way of truth unless the way has been prepared by the Holy Spirit and grace has been granted to walk for the Glory of the living God.
We begin our faith journey with a word of encouragement from a pastor, preacher or being prompted by the indwelling Spirit that rules among those who strive to live by faith and not by sight. Its hard to walk by faith since we live in the world where decisions are based on what is seen and heard and past experiences dictate the future course of action. But walking with Jesus doesn’t need the strength derived from past successes. Jesus says, My servant should always be where I am.” It could mean away from the applause after a successful event to get directions for the next assignment from the master.
A child of God can’t assess the success of God’s given assignment based on his success in something similar in the past. Fresh anointing is needed for every task that God assigns for His glory, however small and big it might appear to us. God given tasks carry same importance whether it means preaching to a congregation of 5000 or quietly praying and interceding in the presence of the Lord. Reward is same and it depends upon how willing are we to put in our heart, soul, and mind. Everything that we do for the glory of the Lord is an expression of our love for the Lord. If we love the Lord as He has commanded with the fullness of heart, mind and soul, we will try to put in our best efforts into God’s work.
Faith sees the unseen God working in the seen world. Every step taken in faith in the direction of obedience is rewarded by the Lord by greater faith to accomplish greater works for the Lord.
People want to accomplish great works for the Lord without getting into the path of suffering that we encounter when we walk by faith and not by sight. They don’t realize that the Lord doesn’t give bigger task to someone who has not proved his faithfulness in smaller matters. Jesus is the author and perfector of our faith and those who focus on Him know that its not the size of the work but the willingness of your heart that makes your reward greater or smaller in the sight of the Lord.
Focus on Jesus and receive grace to fulfil his desire by accomplishing work that he assigns on daily basis and soon the perfector of your faith will turn you into a great blessing for his glory!