"But I said, 'I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the Lord's hand, and my reward is with my God.'" Isaiah 49:4
Have you ever felt like you're spending your life using your talent for
nothing? Life is often spent doing mundane activities that seem to have
little eternal purpose.
The great prophet Isaiah was struggling with his own purpose. He knew he
was chosen to be a voice for God, yet life became purposeless for
Isaiah. We all go through periods when our purpose seems to be clouded
with the mundane. We see little meaning in life. On the other hand,
Isaiah didn't stay in this place. We read in this passage that he knew
the truth of his existence. He could look past his present circumstance
and know that his real reward and purpose would be revealed in eternity.
He knew that God was just and fair, so he placed his faith on this
When life appears to lack meaning and purpose, remember that if you
devote your life to the purposes He has for you, the fruits of your
labor will be manifested in due time. "The one who calls you is faithful
and He will do it" (1 Thess. 5:24).