Galatians Six. The Antithesis of a Pity Party

Posted: December 27, 2011 in Galatians

You know, at the end of the day, it’s not about the number of hits on a blog. It’s not the amount of people who clicked “Like” on your Facebook. It’s not the size of the crowd you spoke to, or the response afterwards during the invitation. It’s not about the favors that we see returned, or the times our back in scratched because we helped someone else out. It’s not about looks of gratitiude in response to our service, it’s not about people thanking us for what we’ve done.

‘Cause if we let these things fuel us, what happens when the blog isn’t read? What if no one cares about what you’ve posted on Facebook? What if the crowd gets steadily smaller, or the invitation passes by without any fanfare? What if no one returns our favors or cares that we’ve gone out of our way to help them?

Too often it’s easiest to throw in the towel and quit “wasting” our time. Or we can whine about how the situation isn’t playing out the way that we feel it should be. Pity parties are fun, and I’m often tempted to throw one for myself from time to time.

Paul doesn’t give us that luxury, though. No sir. He instead gives us a promise that should motivate us to stick with it, to get back on our feet, to keep pressing forward. The promise? “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

How cool is that? Stick with it, and it will pay out. Give up, and you’ll never see results.

I don’t know where you are in life, and I don’t know what kind of things you’re doing to further the Kingdom, but Paul promises that it will pan out if you just keep on keeping on. That’s a promise I plan to collect on!


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