And let us not be weary in well doing: For in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.Galatians 6:9
Good Morning Beautiful,
Todays’ scripture brings up an old childhood lesson that my dad use to all ways teach me. He would say to me, “we don’t quit; we always finish what we started.” My dad was big on always finishing what you started– Always! At times I use to dread starting things in the first place because I knew that there were times when I wanted to quit, and I couldn’t. Being taught the lesson that “we don’t quit” allowed me to learn very quickly to weigh the pros and cons of all activities because if I started, you best believe I was going to finish ( I may not have gone back for the next season but I always finished).
The same thing that my dad taught me growing up is the same concept Paul is teaching the Christians in this verse. Paul tells them, ” Let us not be weary in well-doing.” In other words, Paul is first teaching us something essential before we begin the race. He is saying that we must first “sow in the spirit.” Meaning we must plant good seeds, and to do that, we have to yield all decisions and actions to Christ. When we submit our ways to Christ, we are allowing ourselves to be led by Christ, and we are applying our faith and trust into Him, which is the same as if we were playing a sport. We trust our coach to lead us and show us how to play the game correctly. If we can’t or don’t trust the coach, then we fail to learn discipline, and we lose our direction in the game.
Paul finishes saying that ” for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” We can’t quit, because if we do, we will never get the benefits of reaping God’s best for our lives. We must understand that things happen in God’s time. God doesn’t go back on His promises, but we have to be willing to finish the race. Many of us start, but we don’t finish because we give up. Most of the time, it is because we lost sight of the Cross (believing that it doesn’t work). I encourage you today to not lose sight of God because He never fails. If anything, we are the ones that fail because we don’t know how to let go and trust God (speaking to myself as well). So, whatever you believe in God for in this season of your life, Don’t quit! Remain strong and steadfast in the Lord.
Digging deeper discussion questions
- What are the pros and cons of finishing your race?
- Who can support you during this time of waiting?
- Spend time in prayer asking God to examine your heart (you can submit a prayer request to us).
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