“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
What will help a person to keep doing the will of God in the face of seemingly nothing happening?
As believers we need to understand that Christian living is a matter of acting in obedience, no matter how things may appear; because often we do not see immediate results. Our faith must be in Christ and not the results we see happening, or not happening around us ….
Walking in obedience to the will of God, and living in obedience to that will at times seems to be fruitless and pointless. There are times when it can actually make the obedient one a laughing stock to many.
Yet, as believers we do things in obedience because we feel in our hearts it is what the Lord wants us to do ….
They best thing a Christian can do is to live his or her life and give their testimony for Christ. At times, most certainly, it will offend some, and you will receive criticism from them as they object to Him and His truths, yet, we must not grow wearied in the work of the Lord, and the tasks of the ministry to share the gospel and continue to win souls for His glory ….
As we live our daily lives and get busy with the priorities that we have in place, we may be focused in our thinking in terms of our homes, our jobs, and the multitude of other cares and concerns. It does not really matter whatever one’s daily routines are. We need to simply keep in mind who we are in Christ Jesus, and walk as unto the Lord ….
We are instructed to “seek those things which are above” and to “set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2), which simply means even in the madness of rigorous schedules and rush to achieve the successful completion of all of our daily tasks, we need to keep God in the forefront of our minds ….
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”
We are to obey the Lord. It is when we walk out our daily lives by faith, and walk with Christ in obedience that we reap life everlasting. He will sustain us and keep us when we obey His Word. We read in (1 Samuel 15:22-23) that obedience is what God desires above all and if we fall into rebellion and reject His Word and instructions, He may in turn reject us as He did King Saul:
“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, for rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”
So we see, to be stubborn is to be in sin. Our lives need to be lining up with the Word as we should be as well, and be seeking to do His will in everything we are doing. We need to be concerned about the things of the Lord just as He is concerned about us ….
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
How often do we get so wrapped up in our daily struggles and the hustle and bustle of daily obligations that we forget to be concerned about God’s desires for us and our lives? King David said, I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalms 34:1). He said at ALL times, and CONTINUALLY, and that means throughout the day we need to be mindful to acknowledge Him and give Him praise, even when we are rushing from one task to the next …
No matter what the results are of our daily labors and strivings, God will be always watching over us in every situation and through each circumstance that we must go through. This is His promise: “for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrew’s 13:5)
Let us pray ~
Dear heavenly Father, I want to live godly in Christ Jesus and I ask that You would help me to develop an attitude of obedience to Your will and an increasing trust in Your Word.
Help me to grow in grace, and to develop the right godly practice and scripture purpose in life, so that You are lifted up in my heart and glorified in all I do. May I learn to praise You without ceasing and to develop an attitude of prayfulness. Help me to be obedient to carry out all that I am called to do as a child of God – so that You increase as I decrease. In Jesus name I pray, Amen …