Feeling a bit over 2020? Burnt out? Exhausted? Waiting for… you’re not really sure what? Not sure what to do next?
Galatians 6 reminds us not to grow weary in doing good. The seeds we sow today, even in our places of exhaustion and frustration, MATTER.
When in doubt, be humble and encouraging and kind. It’s easy to fall into the “my situation is harder than your situation” at the moment and to compare or to look around at what everyone else is doing, but I was reminded again this week, to do all I can to fix my eyes on Jesus and to be as much like Him in the world as I possibly can, even when other people aren’t.
The good you are doing matters. The effort you are putting in, the energy you are expending in the pursuit of righteousness and goodness, the little bits of goodness and kindness and compassion, they matter… they matter to the Kingdom of God and they matter to the heart of God.
And you may not see the fruits. You may feel like you’re doing the best you can and you’re giving your all and you’re trying, and all you see right now is weeds, but don’t grow weary in doing God.
Lean in to the empowering and the presence of God. Wait for His strength. Trust Him for His equipping and keep on doing the right things, going the extra mile, responding with compassion, doing good, seeking peace, even if it feels like you’re the only one.
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6:7-10