Doing Good

Written by on July 10, 2023

We live in a world where everyone is for themselves and God for us all. Doing good is hard work, especially if someone starts doubting whether it matters. It is easy for us to become discouraged. Life can beat us down, and we face opposition to doing good work. It can feel like we are doing all this hard work or nothing. Growing weary in doing good is a constant danger in the Christian life. When Paul wrote Galatians 6:9, he knew they were feeling weighted down by the responsibilities of daily Christian living. Maybe you have felt this way before too. Paul’s statement of not growing weary is to lift our spirits and encourage us.

Let us not become weary of going good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up Galatians 6:9 

Let us not be weary in doing good.

Becoming weary can be translated as getting tired or discouraged. It means don’t lose motivation in pursuing a desirable pattern of activity. There are many things we can do to avoid growing weary. The one thing we should do is, turn to God, pouring our hearts into him and telling him our struggles. God says to pour our anxieties out to him and place them at his feet (1 Peter 5:7). God cares about us and wants to strengthen us to do good if we are genuine when we come before him and ask for his help. God does not grow weary like we do (Isaiah 40:28).

At the proper time

It is human nature to like instant results. We want to go to the gym and see results the next day when in reality, growth takes time. God designed life this way, and if you do the right things, over time, you get results. There will be seasons when you work hard, and it seems like nothing happens, your faith doesn’t grow, friends reject you, and there is no fruit producing in your life that doesn’t mean something isn’t happening. Paul encourages us that growth takes time and God is working even if we cannot see it.

We will reap a harvest.

Just like a farmer prepares his garden for sowing and eventual harvest, we need to be patient in well-doing, for when we wait patiently for growth, the harvest will be good. We are to do all we can because God has promised that in so doing, we will reap a harvest of good things. It is God’s promise for those who do not lose heart. When you feel like quitting, don’t, for you will reap when you do not lose hope and give up.

God understands that we can grow weary physically, mentally, and emotionally and desires to give us peace. We keep our eyes on the prize of eternity and a bountiful harvest in Christ Jesus. The work done for the Lord right now may be tiresome and laborious but don’t give up. Look up to God and live up to his calling. The harvest is just ahead, plant the seed, press on, and keep doing the good work or you do not serve men but the king of Kings.


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