Nice Guys Finish Last - Never? // Wednesday, October 15
Posted: Wednesday, October 15
2 Thessalonians 3:1-18
Verse of the day:
Dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good. (2 Thessalonians 3:13)
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Nice guys finish last.” Well, I like to think that I am one of those good guys but if I really think about it, I don’t feel like I’ve finished last! In fact, I feel like because God is on my side, and has been on my side, His path has lead to life and a blossoming future!
It’s hard to do the right thing sometimes. I scraped a vehicle a few months ago pulling into a parking spot, and doing the ‘good’ thing, I left a note with my information. I’ll admit, my initial reaction was to just pretend it didn’t happen. But because I know God honors truth, He actually expects it from us, I knew I had to do the good thing. I joked with my wife Steph, “It sure doesn’t feel like telling the truth has paid off.” But when it comes down to it, I know that God is pleased with my actions, that I have honored Him and my relationship with Him, and that when I have to give an account of my life I can stand proud about that moment and know I did the right thing. I was the nice guy.
You may be in a season of life where you’re getting tired of doing the good thing. Maybe you’ve been involved in a ministry (or multiple ministries) in the church and you’re feeling tired or that perhaps your involvement isn’t paying off. To you I would say - just as Paul encouraged the church in Thessalonica - never, NEVER get tired of doing good! It’s going to all be worth it! If you’re getting tired, reinvigorate the way you’re doing it to make it more refreshing, but never give up doing good! It’s all about building the kingdom of God and our relationship with Him!
Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor