Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
There will be times in our Christian walks where we will become weary in doing good. You may feel like Christian-living is too difficult to sustain or you no longer can handle the work to follow Jesus. You start to believe the lie that your devotional time, prayer, and commitment to the faith has no reward. Perhaps, you’ve been tired of carrying your cross (Matthew 16:24-26). In those moments, the Book of Galatians tells us to prevent from feeling fatigued and tired in our good deeds and living for Christ because there is a promise of reaping if we don’t quit.
In times where I felt weary in doing good for the church, for others, or for God, He yells at me like a fired up coach! He says, “Don’t give up. Keep going! I know you are tired and exhausted, but you have to finish the race I’ve laid before you. There is no one else I’ve called to do what you’ve been assigned to do. I know it’s hard, but keep going. I will fuel you for the mission. I will fuel you for the things I have called you to do. So, when you’ve given all you can to stand, keep standing! Keeping running toward Me. You will not fail because I will be with you. You can do this! Don’t give up. ”
We have to keep going, keep pushing, and keep running until God tells us to stop and not when we "feel like it". We can’t end the work prematurely. Our ears must be attentive to hear His instructions every step of the way. Jesus did not give up in fulfilling the mission set before Him; God filled Him with the endurance and strength He needed to keep going. Our Heavenly Father will do the same for us if we believe and trust in Him and not our emotions.
When we pour out, it can sometimes feel like we are giving so much of ourselves away with very little return on investment. Emptiness should not be seen as lack, but an opportunity to be filled with God's strength in order to fulfill the mission He has set before you. And in return you will reap His goodness and righteousness.
Always make room for Him. Like empty jars, God is able to fill us and create overflow. There’s a spiritual gain that reaches us when we are constantly pouring out ourselves for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. When we create the space for God, there’s anticipation that happens within our spirit. We begin to yearn and thirst for Jesus, and that empowers us to run after Him - not the task!