Galatians 6:9 New American Standard Bible 1995
9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
Have you ever felt tired? Have you ever felt exhausted and like you want to throw in the towel? My guess is if you are human and following Christ, you have experienced this at different points in your journey.
One of the weapons Satan uses to hinder what God is doing in us and through us is discouragement. The enemy will lie to us continually and tell us that we are not accomplishing anything. That we are not making an impact. That our efforts are for nothing. Satan will try to get us to focus on others around us and even compare ourselves to others.
I have learned in my life that comparison is truly the thief of joy. If we continually compare ourselves to others we will either fall into two traps: we will become filled with pride as we look down on some and we will become filled with discouragement when we feel like we don't measure up to others.
This is why we must focus our hearts on Jesus alone. His word must become the foundation of our lives and we must immerse our mind and heart in the word of God. We are bombarded daily with lies and deception. Everything the enemy speaks is a lie. His purpose through temptation, lie, and deception is to hinder God's work in our lives.
When we come to Christ we are set free from the power and authority of Satan. But it doesn't mean that Satan is going to stop coming after us. He is going to plan and devise well laid schemes to place us back in bondage. This is why we are called to be vigilant and understand the enemy is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. It doesn't mean that we are called to live in fear, but we must be mindful we are in the middle of a spiritual war.
Paul tells us here not to grow weary while doing good. It is very easy when we are serving the Lord to become discouraged because we may not see anything happening right away. But Paul also tells us in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. There is a season for everything. A season for planting and a season for reaping. God tells us the key here and it is simply not to give up.
I encourage you today that if you feel like throwing in the towel don't. We never know how close we are to reaping a harvest of what we have sown. Many have gone before us and experienced the same things we have. Keep pressing on today with your heart and mind fixed on Jesus and you life immersed in the word of God.
Father help me today not to give up. Help me to continue to press on in your strength and power. Father help me to overcome every lie and temptation of the enemy. Guard my heart against the wiles of Satan. Father I pray that all you desire to do in my life would be accomplish in your time and according to your will. Thank you for your patience and your grace. Thank you that you never give up on us. Thank you that ever battle belongs to you. Help me to trust you today and simply rest in who you are.