Don’t Grow Weary

Have you ever compared yourself to another person? You may have seen a unique set of skills that you wish you had or want to gain. Or just enjoy the way a certain person carries themselves. Maybe its just the simple fact that they do well at what ever they put their mind to. No matter what the reason is those people we look up to provide us encouragement and drive to achieve. But have you ever became so focussed on what you want to become and what you COULD be that you forget who you actually are? Now I’m not talking about loss of identity, but rather loss of focus. You see it’s good to look to others who do what they do well for inspiration. As a sports enthusiast, I look to different athletes who perform well to gain insight into their excellence. Or as a graphic designer, I look to others who have and do stunning work to glean from. But we need to remember that all the “greats” started out not-so-great.

Maybe you’re a new mom or dad who has high expectations and can’t understand why you are not a super parent from day one. Or you just started a new job and are struggling with not being the top achiever. Or an athlete who wants the skills of Michael Jordan right from the first dribble. Or maybe your drive is serving the Lord in a particular area and you don’t understand why God is not “blessing” your ministry like others.
Where I think we get off corse. We see these people who have been doing their job for years and are successful, but forget that it has taking those years for them to get where they are! The super parent had to go through years of failure to become who God has made them to be. And guess what? They still fail! But they have gone through the learning process over and over. That Pastor you look up to so much and is polished and perfect in delivery, used to stumble over his words and say “um” every five words. He didn’t start where he is. God grew that man and is still doing so. Its been said that “Failure is the best teacher”, and I would agree. Our failure is God’s success in training us and growing us so that the harvest of fruit from our lives would be plentiful! So don’t get burnt out in your endeavor to become all that God wants you to be! Here are two verses of Scripture that have given me comfort when I feel lame in my service to God. And most importantly remember that it is God who is changing you from the inside out.
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not loose heart.NKJV
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” NKJV

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