Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].
People that are easy to sway by the enticement of the devil fail the test of commitment to God and His word. When a child of God allows his train of thought to be driven by enticing offers of the devil, his mind will always be set to do the bidding of the devil. This accounts for why many fail the test of love for God. They switch over from the right side of God to become an ambassador for the devil while masquerading in pretense as a child of God. God cannot be deceived. You cannot confuse God nor pull a stunt on Him. It's either you stay put with God or you get wedded to the ways of the devil.
Your commitment to God is what keeps you inseparable from the love of God. It gives you the drive and zeal to push ahead with the life of holiness in the face of juicy but destructive enticement of the devil. Commitment to God is what moves God to certify you as a man after His heart. If your commitment does not carry weight in the sight of God, you will not be given red carpet treatment by the ministering angels whom God has assigned to minister to the heirs of salvation.
Living a life of commitment to God requires that you disentangle yourself from ungodly association and everything that will stir God to be jealous with vengeance. You can’t afford to step out on God by playing the eternal triangle – romancing with the devil while also trying to please God when it is convenient. It is unacceptable in the sight of God for you to apportion your time for service to God and also for the gratification of the flesh.
If your work will stand the test of fire at the judgment seat of Christ, you must remain unstoppable in the face of trials, afflictions while you also keep overcoming temptations through the grace which Christ supplies. Hence, don’t allow discouragement to throw water on the fire of your zeal and passion for God. God has not forgotten your labour of love. May you not fail the test of your commitment to God even in the days of adversity in Jesus name.