“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
Do you ever wonder if it’s worth it? The work you do at your 9-5 job? The way you serve your loved ones or others around you? So often we can find ourselves doing the right things but seeing no results for our efforts. That’s hard to deal with. Hard to keep moving forward and doing those “good things,” day in and day out.
This verse from Galatians is a call to consistency in our lives, a call to not giving up. Consistency is not just doing “good” when we feel like it, or when the “timing” is right, consistency is a daily showing up, and putting in the work. No matter how you feel, no matter what your boss says, what your co-workers are doing or think of you, no matter what the obstacles, show up today and put in the work. Then show up tomorrow and the next day and continue to do the things that God has placed in front of you with an enthusiasm and passion that only He can fuel. Consistency doesn’t begin “one day” when you’re at the right place or at the right time, consistency starts TODAY!!!
Quick results and fast rewards only come at drive thru windows these days. The results that last, that comes from a daily living of how God has called us to, when you choose to do “good,” to live for God and in His ways over your own or what your surrounding situation calls for, the results is a harvest of habits. Each day you wake up, and do “good,” despite all the resistance you feel pushing against you, is Godly habits being formed that will last you the rest of your life.
You may say, “well my job isn’t that important, what I do there and outside of there seems insignificant, it’s not worth it.”
What if it is worth it? And the truth is you are making your situation an excuse for your lack of effort on a daily basis? I’ve lived there, in the “do the minimum lifestyle,” and I’ve received the minimum results for it. I’ve worked and am still working the insignificant jobs, a grocery store stocker, a warehouse loader at a feed and seed store, I know how easily those thoughts of “it’s not that important,” can creep up daily. But God has shown me that He’s placed me there for a reason, to learn, to be shaped and molded. To not wait for one day when I get that “perfect job,” but to be consistent in doing good today in where He’s placed me and those habits built will be there when the next job comes. Even if it’s stocking a shelf or loading a bag of feed, what I thought would never make a difference, God said; “just keep doing good, don’t give up, I’ll show you it’s worth more than you could ever imagine.”
And like always, this “harvest of blessing” God mentions above, He’s not playing around! In the moments of doing good daily, I couldn’t see the results of it, but after doing good and trusting Him at His Word for months on end, the harvest is here in abundance!!! And it’s bigger than the quick, easy fast food results that are easier to attain. It’s being more prepared for serving Him in whatever door He opens up next and for the rest of my life. It’s built habits and tools that He’s shaped in me that I can use in every area of my life, my marriage, my relationships with others and so much more. It’s made an impact on others around me, influenced them to work in this way God calls us to, where doing the seemingly insignificant daily tasks consistently and good turns into life change in all areas and lifts us up to a standard of MORE because the minimum is no longer enough!
Are you dealing with these same problems and struggles in the situations, people, and jobs God has placed around you? Have you felt that it’s not worth it to go beyond the minimum?
I’m here to tell you today, from watching God work and teach me this lessons the hard way, IT IS MORE WORTH IT than you’ll ever know, until you wake up, show up, and do good today, and the next day and the day after that!!! Give it a shot, see what happens, you’ll see why I challenge you with this today months from now when the harvest of your daily consistency begins to pop up all over your life and others around you!