“…let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6: 9, New Living Translation)
Doing good may feel like a burden. It may seem at times that we work hard to help and to be good people, and yet it never brings us anything but weariness or loss.
But pause a minute. When we are doing good from a true motive of love for others and following the intuitions that lead us, we can’t help but enjoy the blessings ourselves. In the well-doing, we feel more alive; by seeing others benefit, we feel enriched.
The devilish mortal mind would want us to forget those natural rewards of giving and make us want to give up. It would have us believe it would be easier to give in to selfishness or to stop trying so hard to be good.
Certainly, we deserve a rest, and we can have it. We can do good faithfully and remember that we are doing it with God. He lovingly gives us gentling times when we can renew and refresh. He allows us occasions to be on the receiving end of the goodness of others. This is part of His plan.
And God’s timing is exquisite. The fruits of the good work that we do will blossom in ways that are just right and right on time. Let’s stay faithful to our true selves. Let’s relish our natural desire to do good and actively pursue it.
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