Let Us Not Grow Weary by Reed Leiting

  Galatians 6:9 is one of my favorite bible verses. Galatians 6:9 - And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. ESV

Fall is a time of great change in nature. Summer is passing, and at least some of us look forward to a new season. The temperature is falling and soon the leaves will turn from green to brilliant red, orange and yellow. Fall is beautiful and there is a sense of excitement for the change ahead.

      But Autumn is also a time for new obligations. The beginning of school for the kids, church schedules, approaching holidays, and so much more. We keep going by taking care of our families, volunteering at church, and witnessing to those around us. And as much as we love doing all of it, these new commitments can leave us feeling stressed out and just plain tired. We want to do what is right in God’s eyes. We want to do it all and often be everything to everyone. But the challenge for us is, to do good and not grow weary when life becomes hectic, or we start to feel like we’re being pulled in a lot of different directions.

     God, first and foremost, wants you to take care of yourself, then your family, and then those he places in your path. We all have times when we feel overwhelmed, discouraged, tired, and downright unappreciated. In these moments, it’s easy to think no one sees the good work we do. But God does see the effort we put in and He doesn’t want us to give up and throw in the towel. Also, at times “in due season we will reap” seems so far out there, but God does not live on our timetable. We are called to do. He will handle the outcomes.
     1 Corinthians 15:58 - Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. NIV