“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6.9
I’m sure most of us have heard the phrase, “It’s always too soon to quit.” Paul is reminding the Galatian Christians, and us too, that when we are engaged in a work for God, we must not grow weary or get tired of what we are doing. I think it is safe to say that most servants of God who are involved in daily service for God would agree with this statement: “I do get tired in ministry but I do not get tired of the ministry to which God has called me.” For those who serve God through their local church, it may seem like you are just “spinning your wheels.” But think about this truth: serving God ought to be a lifetime of service. So often there are those who say, “Well, I’m retired now, so I am going to step back and “let someone else get the blessing.”
When we stop to consider God’s servants in the Bible, many of them died while they were still actively serving God. Some months ago I retired from my full-time ministry at the church I attend. Someone asked me later, “So, what is retirement like.” My response was simply, “I didn’t retire from serving God; I just changed horses.” That is nothing to brag about. God simply put in my heart to serve Him as long as my body would let me do that. Look at Paul’s encouragement here: “ … in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” If it seems like you are not seeing any results from your ministry, in due season you will see the change you are longing for.
Here is a good word for all of us today: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” When God gives us opportunity to be a blessing and an encouragement to one of God’s choice servants who may be struggling, let’s step up and do what God asks us to do. Who knows? We might get a blessing too! Just my thoughts …