For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And 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. So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [morally] to all people [not only being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God's family with you, the believers].
The scriptures instruct us to not be weary in well doing because there would be many opportunities to grow weary. When we live a daily life focused on doing the will of God (well doing), it pleases God. A life-style of well doing is a life of faith. The scriptures tells us that the just shall live by faith and that faith pleases God.
Weariness is not of faith. Christan's must resist the temptation to be weary, in any area or season of their life.Weariness is a product of the flesh (human nature without God) or we can say the realm of unbelief. The flesh cannot please God but is revealed in scripture to be an enemy of God. When we yield to weariness we are surrendering to a known enemy of God.
• Tired, especially in having run out of strength, patience, or endurance.
Now, don’t confuse spiritual weariness with natural human body tiredness. The human body can get physically tired after strenuous work; this would not be considered unbelief. Jesus in His earthly body even got physically tired. I belief Paul was speaking of spiritual weariness. Spiritual weariness can be characterized by symptoms such as;
- lack of motivation to pray
- discouragement from a lack of positive responses from your efforts to do the will of God in your life
- personal isolation from other believers due to increased carnality in some Christians
- indifference to the things of God
- no enthusiasm to pursue your God given Destiny
- Lack of focus due to blurred spiritual vision
- Decrease joy
- Increased efforts to do things in your own ability instead of waiting on God.
- Trusting in man and not relying on God to fulfill His Word in your life
- Being late
- Giving place to the flesh, the world and the devil in areas of your life where you use to resist.
- Being critical, judgmental and complaining
- Easily offended and quickly irritated
- Lack of compassion for sinners
- Lack of patience for other believer's immaturity and mistakes
But I am sure you get the picture. There are many devices including death filled words that the enemy sends our way everyday to drain us of spiritual strength and endurance. However, we must not be ignorant of Satan’s devices. We must recognize those things that come to distract and frustrate our God given purpose and quickly resist them.
God wants every believer to finish their race with joy. It is vital that our joy be full everyday because the joy of the Lord is our strength. We need supernatural strength from the Father to complete the work He has given us to do here on the Earth. Well doing is doing the will of God from a joyful loving heart. A heart that is weary will not produce luscious ripe fruit that bring glory to God. A weary heart will produce deformed fruit which is an unacceptable offer to God; like Cain. We cannot offer or present to God works of the flesh and expect Him to receive them.
• Unenthusiastic; done feebly and without conviction.
• To become weak or lose courage
Let us continue on in well-doing knowing that we will reap from our good works to God, if we do not faint.
Thank you so much needed this to examine myself and get right with God. To be able to finish my course with joy. All I could do thou this one was weep and ask for his forgiveness. I am lifted up in him again.ReplyDelete
We definitely do not want deformed fruit*ReplyDelete