Don’t Faint

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:7-10 ESV

Why??

Why get up in the morning to face another day?

Why tackle another project at work when you’ve already done more than your share?

Why let your heart break one more time for the sorrow of the world?

Why keep teaching your child the ways of God when they’re irritable and rebellious?

Why take the initiative to talk about the tough issues that would be easier to ignore?

Why challenge others to excellence if it means more discomfort, awkwardness, and maybe outright pain for yourself?

Why keep pursuing God when He seems distant and your prayers seem unheard?

Why believe God’s promises when everything you see around you seems like evidence to the contrary?

Why keep sharing Christ so others can taste His goodness, when your own life seems like a walk through the desert or a feast of crumbs?

Why keep spending your life for others when God is asking it of you, but it’s costing you dearly and nobody knows?

Why keep serving when others get credit and recognition for what you do?

Why??

Because it never really was about you, and you’ll reap, if you don’t faint.

So please, don’t faint! You may not see it yet, but your harvest is on the way!

2 comments

  1. It is about HIM, the great I AM. In this age of quick fixes, we forget to allow time for process and growth. If only our child would learn immediately, once and for all, the appropriate behaviour and response. We forget…”line upon line, precept upon precept”. May God grant me perseverance and Biblical patience in all areas of reponsibility; and further, the ability to keep my eyes on HIM.

    Thanks for the good word! A timely answer to our why questions.

  2. Thanks for the encouraging reminder.

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