In just a few days, the middle of the year will be here! Whew-what a year it has been. There are so many things that leave us wondering and perhaps confused, but know today that no matter what, Our God is still in control.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ~Galatians 6:9
I have talked with many nonprofit and ministry leaders who are tired—the demands of leading an organization are pressing in and you want to give up. You think, “it would be so much easier if I just gave up.”
“Why don’t I take the easy way out?”
But, the message we receive from Paul is one to not grow weary. He says we will reap a harvest if we just hang on and do not give up. In other words, we will see the benefit of our work if we just keep doing the things we need to be doing.
We need to be careful, to watch when we are becoming weary. Weariness happens when we become excessively tired as a result of excessive exertion. The message here is clear, we should not allow that feeling of being so tired we can’t function overtake us as we are doing those things we are called to do.
When we are weary, we take shortcuts. Our defenses are down and we are likely to take the easy way out.
Unfortunately, when we are weary we do things that do not represent Christ well. In today’s world more than anything else, the world needs to see Jesus as the loving Savior he is and we have to make sure we don’t get in the way.
When the timing is just right (according to God’s perfect plan), all the pieces will come together and there will be great harvest. A harvest in the culmination of all of our work—when everything comes together even when we didn’t think it would.
Remember, we are not responsible for the harvest, we are simply responsible to be obedient and to keep living out our calling.
Sweet Blessings to You, My Friend.