This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Weary. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
Galatians 6:9- Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
This week I have been convicted by this verse day in and day out. I’ve struggled with a bit of a bad attitude toward all of the things on my plate. I’ve complained to others around me and also to God about how I’m not getting enough rest, I feel bombarded, and I just don’t have enough “me” time. And every time I’ve heard myself speaking negatively God was putting this particular verse on my heart.
It’s so easy for us to get focused on ourselves. We see our wants and desires and we struggle with giving them up for a greater cause.
I am here to admit that I have grown weary. I have felt bogged down. But it isn’t because I don’t enjoy all of the things I do, rather it is because I’ve allowed my focus to shift from God’s Work and Kingdom to myself.
The end of the verse is particularly encouraging to me. If we continue to serve God in the ways in which he calls us we will reap a harvest. That harvest may not be reaped for days, weeks, or years, but we are rewarded for all that we do to further the kingdom. Scripture never once mentions a reward for getting eight hours of sleep every night, getting “me” time each day, or binge watching Netflix.
Focus then on those things that bring an eternal reward. Yes, alone time is necessary and rest in important, but in the grand scheme of things we all have a calling and fulfilling that calling at our appointed time without complaining is what brings glory to God. Doing so without giving up is what helps us to receive a reward. The ultimate reward of which is heaven and eternity with Christ.
Thanks for letting me unpack my attitude and lay it at Christ’s feet with you today!