Who else missed this segment of the website? I think one week I wasn’t feeling up to it, and last week I just got carried away! Still trying to give my all to this platform and also work as well; so please bear with me people! I had planned to start off 2020 with a bang, but mehn! It has not been easy. Hopefully, things get better as the months' progress. Anyway enough of this talk, let’s get into the hang of things!
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This week’s word which was published on Monday on the bible app was taken out of Galatians 6:9 which says—“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
Doing good for many people can mean a lot of things that cut across so many boards. For me when this scripture was my anchor was while I was living in America. I was working a job that was just enough to pay certain bills and I was also serving in various departments in church. I was not the most joyful person in that season of my life because I barely made it month to month and didn’t want to ask help from my family because they were going to tell me to move back home.
I felt like I was doing a lot of things for God, and not getting the harvest that I wanted out of life. I was faithful; getting to church very early on Sunday mornings, taking care of whatever was required of me; if anyone failed to appear for their role (in the children’s department), the administrative staff knew who they could count on, me.
But still, it seemed like everyone was getting blessed, while I was left to wallow in my trials. That made me want to quit! This whole God thing isn’t working out, let me just come to church like everyone else and go home as soon as it is over. But each time I felt the Spirit encouraging me with Galatians 6:9, which was basically telling me to keep going and that God was watching.
I remember taking my pastors kids on a walk one day, and an old white lady spotted me, an African girl with these two little white kids and quickly went ahead to say—it is an awesome thing you are doing for these children, God is going to reward you. She didn’t know what her words meant to me at the time she spoke them. I was on the verge of giving up on everything and what she said reminded me that God was watching and He acknowledged all that I was doing. He didn’t want me to quit; He wanted me to keep up the good work no matter how difficult it got.
What that did for me was build up tenacity; I did not get to run away from things when they got difficult. I learned that whatever service I was partaking in wasn’t a service to man, but a service to God. So even when I felt people weren’t grateful or when I found myself in situations where I was being taken advantage of, God wanted me to keep going because at the end of the day, He was the one who sent the harvest and not humans.
What good are you struggling to keep up with today? Do you feel like you are giving your all but no one seems to notice? Is it a business God asked you to start and you are not seeing any traction yet? Whatever you do, as long as it is within the boundaries of what God has sent you to accomplish, He will bring about a harvest in due season. So don’t get tired of doing what is good (whatever that may look like for you), at the right time you will reap a harvest if you don’t give up!
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About The Author: Evi Idoghor is a Christian, writer, and content creator on Letstalknationblog.com. She is a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Consumed by her love for writing and desire to effect change, she launched her online platform––Let’s Talk Nation––to tap into her creativity and start meaningful conversations that would make a difference around the world.
Most of her writing has been influenced by her time spent in America, where she lived for about 11 years. Also, she lived in Nigeria and South Korea and currently loves traveling the world while learning about other fascinating cultures. You can find her on all social media platforms with @eviidoghor.