Your labor is not in vain (useless) in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58
The contest had a $10 first prize. Whoever blew the biggest balloon would win.
Jeffrey blew and blew until his face was blue. Already, Jeffrey was planning what he would buy with the $10.
Then - you guessed it - his dreams ended with a BANG. The balloon burst. Jeffrey had worked for nothing. His labor was useless.
Be sure that the prize you're living for won't be like Jeffrey's. God promised a sure prize to everybody who faithfully serves the Lord Jesus Christ - peace and joy in this life and everlasting glory in Heaven. What a prize!
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your great rewards to faithful believers. Amen.