Life is just better when we choose to do what is right over what is easy. If you don’t believe me, ask Alex Rodriguez or Marion Jones. They did what was easy (steroids) over what was right. They put in hard work training, but their reputations and careers will forever be marked by the fact that they were caught cheating.
I have been having this conversation with my children for a while now about the fact that effort and determination are key ingredients to success. It is not about doing only what we can to get by, but about doing our best in order to get the most out of our God given talents. The same is true in the spiritual world as in the physical world. When we try to take short cuts, slide by, or skip over God’s design, we miss the mark of what God intended for us.
“All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep his covenant.” Psalm 25:10
When we follow God’s design and plan for our lives, we find his love and his faithfulness are more than enough to sustain us in our moment of need. God is always faithful to those who follow him.