Most people may not realize this, but as a real estate agent, you work for months without pay. It can take quite a while to match a buyer with their perfect home. Then, once they are matched, you are still about a month and a half away from payday. It’s not a job for the faint of heart, and sometimes it takes selling a home a couple of times before a contract actually sticks! But when it comes, it is oh so sweet! It’s like that with most things you work hard for. Christianity seems the same way; loving Jesus is not hard, but loving people for Jesus can sometimes be. We work hard to love the unlovable, reach the lost, and bring the word of His saving grace to the world, all while trying to maintain our faith in Him ourselves. It is a fulfilling life and the payoff will one day lead us into His very presence. I can’t think of a better reason to keep doing what I’m doing. I hope you feel the same way.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24