To this end I labor, striving with all His energy working powerfully within me. -Col 1:29 BSB
This becomes the GREAT existential question: To what end are you strenuously contending with all the God-given resources of Time, Talent, emotional energy and drive? Your life is a resource! Your time, focus, energy, talents, dollars- for what and Whose glory are you INVESTING it? For what toil- struggling with all His energy that He powerfully put in you?
Leader, our God is a God of return! what are you spending your life on? Why, for what purpose, do you work and struggle so hard? Our God expects a return on His investment, AND HE IS returning soon! The TIME IS NOW, DEPEND on Christ’s mighty power that works in you and NOT on your own fleshly gifts and talents.
Conduit, Let us be thankful that God has made known to us mysteries hidden from ages and generations, and has showed the riches of his glory among us. As Christ is preached among us, let us seriously inquire, whether he dwells and reigns in us; for this alone can warrant our assured hope of his glory. We must be faithful to death, through all trials, that we may receive the crown of life, and obtain the end of our faith, the salvation of our souls.(Matthew Henry) Amen!