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.
As 2020 comes to a close, I think it is safe to say that many are tired – tired of many, many things. Am I right? Since it is so very easy for us to “grow weary”, we must be vigilant so that we do not lose heart when it comes to the sowing of good seed as followers of Christ.
Earlier this week a coworker sent a text message requesting prayer for someone in her family. I started to send a quick text to reassure her I would pray, but I’ve learned that there is no time like the present, so I called my friend, we talked about the circumstances and we prayed together.
Paul reminds us to –
Be proactive by being about the business of doing good to everyone as the opportunity presents itself, especially those who are fellow Christ-followers. For a moment, think about where and what you are sowing, and on this day be determined to plant good seed going forward.
Be encouraged. Paul reminds us there will be a harvest “in due time”. More often than not, we must wait. Remember these two things: God’s timetable is often different than ours and it is God who brings about the harvest.
Be faithful. The principles of sowing and reaping address our attitudes as well. Those who refuse to give up or lose heart are determined to more than survive. The faithful follower learns to thrive in the process.