“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9
I’m so tired God was my thought as I was puttering, tidying and loading the dishwasher this morning. The response in my mind from the Spirit was instantaneous and surprised me. “Be not weary in well doing, for in due season you shall reap if you faint not.” I was surprised because I have conditioned myself and my responses to give myself and others a lot of slack; a lot of wiggle room. Normally when I feel this way I do not announce to God that I do I just go and take a power-nap before proceeding with life. But by addressing God in this way I opened the door to get His view on it. I was surprised perhaps also because it was certainly not my response.
Not that God is against us taking a nap from time to time. He actually instructed Elijah and others to do so at times. Exhaustion has a way of catching up with us and God knows that. But He also knows our mood and our tendency to throw in the towel from time to time. In this particular instance I suspect my fatigue is due to two things; too many irons in the fire and a sense of overwhelm. A nap at this moment would not solve my tired feeling because when I awake the pressures that I have brought on myself will still be there. My writing here is a way of working through that.
Whether we are working to build a business or it is ministry that pulls us in one hundred different directions, we are bound to get tired from time to time. It is inevitable. Not being weary in well doing is the order of things; first to be sure that it is due to well doing and not self-directed and self-serving endeavors. Then there is room for a power nap. I may go do that. But there needs to be a place where we discard unprofitable habits and we prioritize the good. Where we are not weary in well doing and doing all of it decently; and orderly.
Keeping it short and sweet I will end here.
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Blessings to you and kind regards always,