“And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9
In every area of sports there are numerous stories of persistency and endurance. Many of our athletes here in the United States and worldwide can talk about their journey and their road to the finish line. It takes hours of practice and years of doing the same thing over and over in order to achieve their goals. But even after all of that hard work, it will take another couple of years for many to achieve. The good news is, they are willing to put the work in again and again, because they believe that one day, they will reap its rewards.
The word of God says that we should not be weary in well doing because in due season we shall reap if we faint not (Galatians 6). Athletes all over the world, some unknowingly have caught up with that scripture and they are doing what they do by faith, and though some may never acknowledge that, it does not change the power of God’s word. I am a big NBA fan; I absolutely love the game of basketball. One of the players whose team is now in the finals waited 16 years to get to this point in his career. During those years, he has been injured and even endured harsh critique and somehow ended up on a team that was not popular (at the time). That could have caused anyone to break. But look at what God did, look how God turned things around for this young man, at a time when age is a factor (according to man’s calendar) and against all odds. Just getting to the finals is already a big deal and I believe it will not stop there. Did he ever feel like giving up? I am sure he came to that conclusion many times, but he never did, he kept on working his gift and now its reaping time.
John was banished and sent to the Isle of Patmos to die, but God turned it around and out of isolation, came revelations beyond his comprehension and ours today. What am I saying? It is simple, whatever you are called to do, continue to do it even when it seems unsuccessful. Continue to try and work your gift because one day, if you faint not you will reap. I know what God has called me to do, and there are days (even now) when I really feel discouraged. It feels as if my work is just hanging out there in the wind still searching for that one divine connection. But God used the example of the athletes to encourage me and so, I am passing the encouragement to you. Do not give up on what you are sure of. Continue to play that instrument, continue to shoot that ball, continue to paint, continue to sing, continue to do whatever it is that you believe you were called to do and one day you will reap according to the word of God.
Let us pray. Lord, please forgive me for my sins today. Thank you for your word. Thank you for encouraging me to continue to do what I was called by you to do. Thank you for giving me the strength and the vision to still believe that one day, I too will reap in due season in the name of Jesus. Amen. Until next time God bless you all.
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