One of my motivations for service is this truth about divine rewards; “human beings can only criticize you, they cannot judge you, they can only applaud you, they cannot reward you. You must live your life in the audience of One (God)”. This truth is worth paying attention to today.

Friend, human beings can only give you award, but true reward comes from God. The truth is, nobody can reward you. They can pay you a salary, an allowance or even bring stuff to appreciate you, but that is not the same as reward. Reward is beyond salary. It is beyond words of appreciation or commendation.

God is the rewarder. Reward is a divine response to your life of service to God and humanity. This is why in the new covenant law of work and service, we are told to look unto God as our rewarder. Even in secular work, we are reminded that we serve the Lord Christ (Colossians 3:24). We only serve God true people, places and things. We must not lose focus of that.

“With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he is bond or free” (Galatians 6:7-8). Perhaps, the reason so many people are disappointed today, with their Boss, Church, friends etc., is because they are looking in the wrong direction for rewards. God is the rewarder.

Most times, God will reward us in places, with things and at times we don’t expect. God’s reward is not always monetary. A good wife, marriage or family is a reward (Psalms 128:1-6). Unprecedented favour is a reward. Deliverance from accidents and evils is a reward. This is why you must look beyond money. God does not owe any man.

God may not reward you immediately, but He would reward you ultimately. There are some good stuff we do that go to wait for us in our future; when they are most needed (Esther 6:1-11). This is why you must not conclude yet that God or life has cheated you. Stay motivated. Use every available opportunity you have to create a future of harvests of rewards for yourself (Genesis 8:22, Galatians 6:7,9). You will succeed!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria