A New Look at Faithfulness

Definition: Continued steadfast commitment to your responsibility

And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ Lk. 19:17

Moreover, it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. 1 Cor. 4:2

Three Factors that Hinder our Faithfulness:

  • Fatigue

     Faith … I can keep going and complete the work

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.   Gal 6:9

Doing good – Satan – must be doing something wrong

Due season – winter, spring, summer – reap in fall

Keep the Sabbath

Set boundaries

Follow priorities

  • Frustration

     Faith I will face unexpected challenges, but I can overcome

We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.   2 Cor 4:8-9

  • Failure

    Faith … Failure is not the end

 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ   Phil 1:6

Quench Fiery Darts

above all, taking the shield of faith with which, you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:16

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  Rom. 8:28

… be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor. 15:58

David’ s Course of Action to Encourage Himself

I cried out to God with my voice— to God with my voice; and He gave ear to me.  In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Ps. 77:1-3

11 I will remember the works of the LORD; surely I will remember Your wonders of old.

12 I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of Your deeds.

13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary; Who is so great a God as our God?    Psalms 77:11-13

  1. Remember God’s Past Works
  2. Meditate on Them
  3. Talk of Them
  4. Find your Way in the Sanctuary