It’s so easy to reach a point where you’re fading isn’t it?
Where the pull of the distractions of the world grows too strong, or you’re just tired of doing what you know is right.
And sometimes, you just want to be you for a little bit.
Yea, that’s going to happen, we are human after all! What’s more important is how you react to the situation. On one hand you can fully embrace your ‘human side’ and turn inward, away from Christ, and on the other, you can rest in the loving arms of a God who cares.
The Bible really does give us examples of how to deal with nearly every situation that may arise. God knows you’re going to get tired; He knows that this world will wear on you, so being the loving Father that He is, He’s written to us, He’s given us instructions on how to deal with that.
In the beginning of , Paul is encouraging the people of the churches of Galatia to support each other and to encourage them to treat others, especially their brothers, with respect and good will. We are called to ‘do good things,’ it’s a reflection of Christ in us (), and when we feel that desire drifting away, it’s either the world or ourselves getting in the way. Take every opportunity to do a good thing; let that driver who ran all the way up the median merge at the last minute, hold the door open for a few seconds longer, assume the best when someone does something you feel is insulting or impolite, or simply be there when a brother needs you.
It is, after all, what Christ would do.
9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
6:1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load.
6 One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen. (ESV)
20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (ESV)
9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (ESV)