“So we must not get tired of doing good,
for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.”
Seasons . . .
I don’t want to admit it. But sometimes I just get tired.
Tired of washing the dishes. Tired of being a chauffeur. Tired of helping with homework.
And when that clipboard is being passed around at Bible study, asking for people to sign up to make a meal or to serve in some other way, sometimes I don’t want to write my name down. Sometimes I want to take a pass, if even for a little while.
Yet, Paul says “we must not get tired of doing good.” So then I feel guilty for feeling tired and less-than motivated.
But there’s good news . . .
Paul’s words are true, for we don’t want to give up on doing good. But Paul also says that “we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.” That word reap indicates a harvest. And harvests come in seasons.
God created the universe to operate in seasons. There’s a time for planting and a time for gathering — a time for sowing and a time for reaping. In the same way, there will be seasons in our lives when we’re able to do more, just as there will be seasons in our lives when we’ll need to do less. And it’s okay to embrace whatever season we find ourselves in.
Let’s not grow weary in doing good, but let’s also be wise in choosing which good things we’ll do.
Living in seasons was God’s idea all along. Some seasons require a slower pace, while other seasons give way to wild abandon.
Both are good and true.