When You Are Feeling Weary

Some days I wonder if I am making a difference at all. Every week I preach, and most of the time, nothing seems to change. Every week I blog, and the number of readers rarely goes up. I have received little acknowledgment for my service, no awards from my peers and no outstanding opportunities to further my career.

Most days are the same. I pray, read my bible, look through several articles on the internet, write a blog, work on a sermon or lesson until I go home. There are only a few variations in my routine. This happens day after day, month after month and year after year.

Some Mondays I set at my desk and feel weary. The hours pile up, and I am not sure they have amounted to anything. Maybe you have experienced this type of feeling in your life. You work and work only to see little results for your effort. You thought you would have achieved more for the amount of work you have done.

At times like this, there is one verse that I hold onto to get me through. Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (New International Version 2011)

Paul reminds the believers in the city of Galatia that it is easy to get weary, but don’t let those feelings overcome you. Keep plugging away. At some point, we will see all our hard work come to fruition. There will come a day when we will reap the reward for all the effort we have given in his name.

His final statement is the most critical. Don’t give up. When you feel weary, do not quit. Hang on and keep doing the right thing. You will probably not appreciate this advice today, but one day you will. Keep doing good, today and every day.

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