Galatians 6:9 says these words: Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
So often I have heard these words, well at least the beginning of these words, and I have been meditating on them this morning. Trying to think back when I was weary in well doing. As most of you know, I Pastor HCC Main Campus and Corvallis. In the last few weeks we have done so much, holidays, work days, preaching 5 times a week. Some would say, be careful, do not get weary in well doing! And honestly, I get very weary at times. But, I cannot think of a time when I have been weary in well doing.
I think, for me at least, the weary comes in fighting against the enemy while I am trying to do well. If I am honest with myself, it is almost always, (maybe always) the hold ups, the back ups, the jogging of schedules, the constant drag coming against the progression forward.
So, you might say, that I have never been weary in well doing, I have only been weary when I allow things to steal my Focus, and I begin to not follow forward but instead chase rabbit trails.
An example would be this: When I have spent 16 hours scraping floors, cleaning and laying carpet, Am I weary? No, I am tired, but something inside me is bouncing around like a kid at Christmas because of a job well done. I am not weary, I am worn out, but not weary in doing well.
Maybe this is you too. Satan would tell you that God’s work is making you too weary and burned out? When maybe it is the fight against him while you are doing God’s work that is so wearying?
Maybe if we could learn to focus, while following, we would not be weary at all, maybe just maybe the accomplishment would fuel us forward at a faster pace and we would finish our task, quicker and smoother and with greater strength.
Just thinking out loud. But, if this is happening to me, maybe, just maybe it happens to you too. Set your focus on the task at hand, not the delays, not the setbacks, not the time wasted in waiting, but on the finish line. Then we would not become weary, we would not become distraught, we would in fact become rejuvenated.
This is Pastor Mark, Focusing, Following and moving Forward!