Let us not grow weary of doing good

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Rae Anthony

“Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up”—Galatians 6:9.

I can’t tell you how many times I had to sit back and let God do His work. Even now, I refrain from complaining when something I worked hard for, has not come my way. Many of us work hard: whether it’s at home, school, work or elsewhere, we give whatever we’re dealing with our best shot.

Sometimes in life, however, your best efforts go unnoticed. Persons, who you hope will catch a glimpse of your work at least, will walk right past you and shower praises on another individual. (Who said life was always fair?)

It’s discouraging, when we’ve worked hard for something and someone else seemingly gets the blessing. Imagine a school mate, sibling, friend or co-worker, not putting in half the work you did, yet still they receive all the rewards. Meanwhile, you get absolutely nothing: squat!

As I’ve gotten older, I’m even more thankful for my blessings. Why? Simply because God has worked in my favour time and time again, even when I don’t deserve His kindness!

If God has done so much for me before and continues to show me how great He is, He can certainly do it again. Sometimes we have to exercise patience; there are times we should quit whining about what we “deserve”, smile, and trust in the Lord. When we accept negative situations with grace, God turns our situation around. Of course, that does not mean you won’t be disgruntled at times (you’re human), or should not speak out. Again, it’s simply about learning when and when not to.

You may be tempted to stop giving your all, altogether, when someone else is reaping your benefits. Galatians 6:9 is apt here—do not throw in the towel, as God, the most important being, sees everything. He sees the hard work you put in and in time you will be rewarded.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart! Many persons get frustrated because they feel like “God takes too long” (He does at times!) but remember, God’s timing is always better than ours. When He answers your prayers, you will see why He took so, so long.

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34:8

Have a good weekend my loves, be encouraged.

Rae A.

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