Most of us who come to Christ do so when we are facing difficult times. We come when we are in great need. We are hoping for change in our circumstances and/or within ourselves.
Why don’t we often come to God when we are in a “good space”? It’s probably because, when things are going well, we tend to be content in our self-reliance. We call out to God when relying on ourselves isn’t working anymore.
Life can still be tough – even when do we rely on God. The apostle Paul encourages those who are living in Christ, “Not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
Why would people who have learned to rely on Christ become weary in doing the right things? It’s because we all are prone to lose focus.
It could be that we really want to see things change as a result of our good work. We keep our eyes on the change we hope for, and when we don’t see it, we become weary and depleted.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” (Proverbs 13:6)
It can happen to any of us! When we don’t see the change we desire, even after much labor, we can wear out and become discouraged. However, we would do better to focus on doing the right things, in service and worship to the Lord, rather than for an outcome of change.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, He is our prize and the reward for our labors. Let’s work for His delight, in His power, and in Relationship with Him. When we live and move with Jesus - the things, the changes and even the results of our labor fade in prominence. He becomes the “why,” He becomes the “how” and He becomes the “treasure.”
Jesus lived focusing on His relationship with His Father, and He has opened the same kind of relationship for us. “For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
The joy was found in being with His Father – the ultimate joy was in sitting down with His Father.
You may already be feeling some weariness as we enter the fall season– don’t worry, that’s natural. However, this could be a great time to sharpen your focus.
You will receive a bountiful harvest of deeper relationship with the Lord and all the fruit He produces if you will content yourself in His presence and keep pressing ahead. He Is the Reward – and He will reward you – it’s a promise!
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