“So 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, NLT)
“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.” (Galatians 6:9, The Message)
I was thinking the other day about how many of us enter the New Year. Many people enter a new year on a high note. We enter expecting good, but for many, they grow weary after a few months into it. I want to encourage you to not grow weary this year. Do something different this year than you’ve done in years past. I want to give you a few key things you can do that will battle against weariness setting in.
First, make some goals for your life and a plan to see those goals fulfilled. It’s good to make goals but many don’t make a plan for those goals, therefore, weariness sets in because you don’t see the fruit. In that plan, set a timeline of when you want to see certain aspects of your goal come to pass. You may not always hit the timeline but it gives you something to strive towards.
If you will do these simple tasks, set goals, make a plan for those goals, and set a timeline for different aspects of those goals to come to pass. When you do these things, it maintains your focus. If you just set a goal but don’t make any plans on how you will achieve that goal, you grow weary because you don’t see anything happening.
This is how you battle growing weary of doing what is good. This is how you reap a harvest of blessing at just the right time.