Although we do good and live right, at times we can grow weary if we lose focus. However, the Bible teaches us not to grow weary in doing good. 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” (NIV). Unfortunately, the desire to give up and succumb to weariness can be caused by things like discouragement and boredom.
For instance, some may feel as if their best effort doesn’t seem to matter or that it doesn’t look as if they are getting ahead, so they get discouraged. For others, they may get bored — bored with their life, bored with their career. They simply get bored with all of it and become weary. However, this tends to happen when they lose sight of why they were doing good in the first place.
Once weariness sets in, people start to make some, if not many, bad decisions. They could begin to give place to ungodly thoughts or temptations that at one time wouldn’t have been much of a temptation at all. Even worse, they could get into a relationship with someone other than their spouse. Sadly, tired people make mistakes — mistakes that will cost them in the end.
See, it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and a moment to lose one — to mess one up, all because they forgot why they were doing good and grew weary. Don’t allow yourself to grow weary. Keep your focus on God, continue to do good and realize it does matter — it matters to your family, your friends and to God (see Hebrews 6:10).
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 @ 7:37 AM CDT
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