The Harvest Is Worth The Work
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Good employers know, you don’t hire someone just because they look good on paper. You want someone who won’t leave when things get tough, because discouragement and failure are always a part of the journey to success. Failure is not the end of the road. So, when things get tough don’t become weary in doing good. Remember, how we treat others on the journey is what honors God. If you succeed and the people around you are broken as a result, you’ve failed. The only way we won’t become weary and give up on our calling is to live by faith.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
Moses knew that taking the easy road of false identity would end in ruin. Instead, he chose a more difficult path, stumbling many times, but through God’s empowering, he led his people out of slavery, through impossible waters and into a new life of blessing. So let’s replace weariness with hope.
Our identity isn’t in what people say about us, our education, or economic situation. Our identity is in Christ and that’s where we turn when things become unbearable.
What is discouraging you from your God-gifted pursuits and how will you respond? What faith-steps toward your goal is God asking you to, today?