Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV)
When we find ourselves weary in the work, we can become easily discouraged can we not? We need to immediately refocus our gaze from our weariness to our Way. Jesus told us in John 14:6: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
When we take our focus off of Him and place it on our circumstances instead, they begin to look like mountains before us, Amen? The work is hard, the encouragement often nil, and the companions but few (if any). It makes us want to run and hide under a warm blanket. BUT, we do have a Friend that sticks closer than a brother, who went before us pouring out His life like a drink offering for a harvest that was certain. When we are doing work for the Lord, through His power and for His glory, we must not give up as the harvest will be both sure and plentiful. God will be no man’s debtor and we will never out give Him. To be certain, the “meager” sacrifices we may make here on our sojourn to heaven will be more than compensated for making them not seem as sacrifices at all. One moment of what “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived” of heaven will take away any thoughts of sacrifices. I am confident we will all have wished that we had done more.
Paul tells us in Philippians that we are to have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus though fully God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped but made Himself nothing – taking the very nature of a servant He humbles Himself and becomes obedient to death – even death on a cross – for me and for you. And God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above all names. In our struggles we are not to grow weary and lose heart as we fix our eyes on Him – the Author and Perfecter of our faith and run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)