Don’t faint! Keep on doing good and in due time you’ll reap your rewards. It’s true. The Bible says so:
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Let’s break down this verse into bite-sized nuggets that are easier to digest:
- “And Let us not be weary in well doing…” You know what that means. Your daughter’s school chaperone cancelled out on a school trip the very day you took off so that you can enjoy a much needed ‘mental health day’. However, your smart daughter, knowing you took a day off from work, volunteered your services. You are absolutely worn out and weary, but you remember Galatians 6:9 and you decide to forfeit your day and go on the trip (that darned ‘well doing’ will get you every time).
- “…for in due season you shall reap…” Oh man, the due season can be a tough one. For some strange reason, my thought of what a season is and God’s thought of what a season is never seems to match. Let’s face it, God’s been around for a long, long time. Our whole life is a blip on a very long time line. What is 60, 70, 80 or even 100 years when you’ve got eternity. In our minds, a day, week or even month of hardship constitutes a season. God doesn’t always agree with us.Things may be tight financially and your next mortgage payment is a stretch but you continue to tithe faithfully and thankfully (well doing). After you meet your mortgage payment you’re not quite sure how you’re going to cover the car note (a season of financially belt pulling), but you will not grow weary because after all, it’s only for a season. As Galatians 6:9 says, “don’t grow weary of well doing.”
- “…if we faint not..” You may be feeling a bit lightheaded and as woozy as they come, but faint not! Have faith because the Lord will see you through! As you stagger dizzily through your season, you are not going to faint. You continue because you know in due season you shall reap if you ‘faint not’.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to use the smelling salts a time or 5, but I refuse to faint. I don’t want to be down for the count when my due season arrives!
That’s my two cents and I’m sticking with it.