Delighting in God: Don’t Lose Heart

2012-06-30 01.06.31 pm

Galatians 6:9And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

One the biggest problems that man faces in this day and age is not the lack of jobs, of tasks, of time; no – these are things readily available to all who seek to do good work with proper motivation and steadiness. What we lack in this generation is perseverance, we have forgotten the difficult but rewarding effort of those who stand to endure. Don’t get me wrong, there is no problem with enthusiasm; that we have a supply of yet enthusiasm slowly wanes and fades unless fed with inspiration like wood is tossed in a furnace to keep the fire going. Then problem is when the excitement is gone, when enthusiasm has faded; we are asked a question: why go on? Today, even those who profess to be believers have a saddening outlook on life since no one desires to press on and be steady. Each person is moved to jump, hop and move to the next job, task, church, person, relationship while leaving behind the unfinished work that was once started with much enthusiasm. As these words exhorted the early believers, so it stands to exhort us. The outcry is to press on regardless of difficulty, situation or dealings. We are called to endure, to persevere. We are exhorted not to weaken nor to loosen or relax our courage, not now when we have already labored through, not now when we have already witnessed the beginning of breakthrough. When trials begin to take hold, when our worries and despair begin to overpower the voice of our hope, when the situation seems dire; don’t break or crackle. Dropping the task now, or running from this difficulty will only put more distance between you and the goal that God desires us to reach. God allows situations and circumstance that weaken our resolve to ensue that we may understand that when we have done everything, when we have accomplished what has to be done, no matter how hopeless it may all seem; we are called to stand. We don’t flee at the sight of trouble for we are children of the Most High God; we are grounded on His word, strengthened by His truth, encouraged by our brethren who also choose to stand thus the storm may come but we stand unshakable, always persevering, always enduring because of Christ who strengthens us. Thus we are called to press on, do what is right; focus on our King and shine His goodness in all we do, never allowing the enemy to sow doubt in us by the problems that might arise but being strong, unwavering in our confession and profession of Christ and the fulfillment of the call He set in our lives, in Jesus name amen!

Have a blessed day everyone! – Pastor Lyle Lopez

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