Notice the following verses of Scripture: Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing....2Th 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.....Heb 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Why does Paul continually exhort Believers to not be weary in well doing? Because sometimes you get weary in well doing! Not that you get tired of being a Christian and loving Jesus Christ; but sometimes, you can feel overwhelmed and defeated in your Christian walk. You can feel like you’re just not making any progress; or you keep repeating the same mistakes; or you just get frustrated with yourself because you feel like you should be further along in your walk with God by now - and you’re not. If you truly love Jesus and live to serve Him; I’d be surprised if you have never experienced what I’m talking about. Obviously, the Christians Paul talked to experienced it. What can be done when you feel this way? The Bible has the answer.
Before we get into this teaching, let’s eliminate some obvious reasons you may be experiencing weariness and defeat: 1. You called yourself to a place or a position that God never called you to. 2. You’re living in sin and rebellion against God. 3. You’re just simply immature. Although you could expound on each one of theses things, I just wanted to mention them briefly. What I really want to look at, is a mature Christian, who is where God called him, and doing what God called him to do, and living a Godly life in obedience to The Father. What does He do when he grows weary in well doing? Let’s dig into God’s Word and find out.
Philippians 1:6 says, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Paul said that he was fully persuaded, that God, Who had begun the good work in the Philippians, would complete it - until the very end. This is great news. You see, it is God Who starts the work in you - and it is God Who finishes it. I didn’t save myself. God did. I didn’t call myself. God did. I didn’t make myself a new creation in Christ. God did! Read the following Scriptures carefully (Php 2:13, Jn 1:12-13, 1Thess 5:24, Job 23:14, Psa 138:8).
Often times, we get weary and burned out, because we try to do things in our own strength. We try to make our own plan work in our own power. That’s a recipe for disaster, just ask Abraham! Don’t have an Ishmael! Don’t try to do for God, what He said He would do for you! Do you know what you’re supposed to do? Do you know what your “WORK” is? Your work is to believe in Jesus Christ (Jn 6:28-29). Your work is to have faith, trust, and confidence in God, in His Word, and in His promises. That is your job.
Now, obviously, faith without corresponding action is dead - so when I say your work is to just believe, it doesn’t mean sitting on your blessed assurance, waiting on God to fly by and dump everything on your lap. Believing still involves prayer, study, devotion, confession, seeking,…..maybe even….fasting! The point is, let God be God - because you are not, and you’ll likely foul things up on your own. Jesus said, “Without Me, you can do nothing.” Certainly nothing of worth to God. Will you humble yourself, and accept this statement from the mouth of Jesus Christ? You need to, if you haven’t already.
When God starts something, He will finish it (1Sam 3:12, Num 23:19). We can count on that. The Lord God Almighty will uphold His kids (Ps 37:23-24, 89:31-33). We are safe in our Father’s mighty right hand (Jn 10:28-29, Jude 1:24-25, 1Pt 1:5). God has predestinated His kids to be conformed into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ (Rom 8:29). It is God’s good work! He will bring it to pass! Even if everything seems to be going south for you right now, remember this: we walk by faith, not by sight! God will uphold you! He will perform the thing appointed for you! He will bring His plans and purposes to pass in your life, if you will simply believe! Don’t stop trusting in God! Don’t ever stop saying, “Yes, Lord; Yes, Lord; Yes, Yes, Lord!”
Until next time, rejoice in The Lord!