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Hang in There

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Though it may seem as though you are taken for granted, or that no one really cares, remember that Jesus is watching. He’s keeping track and He’s building your reward accordingly.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV

It’s hard being the nice guy all the time, isn’t it? I have heard people ask, “Why do I always have to be the one to give?” I’ve heard it relating to marriages, to parenting, and among friends. Sometimes it just seems that we are the only ones doing good unto others. I know that’s not true, but it does feel that way at times. We start to feel that we are being taken advantage of, don’t we?

Dear friend, Paul knew that feeling. Think of the cold nights he spent praying over the church, knowing all the while that many of them would not suffer for him as he was for them. He knew the struggles of the church, trying to start from nothing, while many others enjoy the freedom of “Sunday’s off”. A large portion of Paul’s letters are devoted to encouraging the believer to keep going!

May I offer you the same encouragement? Don’t give up! Keep doing the good you know you ought to do. Go the second mile in your Christian walk, not because everyone else is doing it but because of the love you have for your Heavenly Father. Do it because it is the right thing to do. Do it because in the end, you will be rewarded for your faithfulness.

Though it may seem we are taken for granted, or that no one really cares, remember that Jesus is watching. He’s keeping track and He’s building your reward accordingly. Hang in there! It will be worth it in the end!

 

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