Rev. 14. John in exile on Patmos had much time to reflect. He thought about the choices that he had made in his life, and the results of those choices. When he had the choice to give in to the pressures of the idolatrous world around him, he made his choice. He would not drink the wine of Babylon (8). When he had the choice to follow the Lamb wherever he goes (like the 144,000 of his generation who gave their lives for the gospel) he made his choice. No regrets. The voice he heard told him that, like those who died for their faith, he too would rest from his labours, and his deeds will follow him (13). A life spent for Jesus is never wasted.
LORD, thank you for the blessed assurance.