Weary In Well Doing

Author: Rev. Esther Holmes
May 10, 2018

Think about it!  Isa 61:1-2; Gal 6:9  And let us not become weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Not tired of the work, tired in the work.  Brings a spirit of resignation, apathy (putting up with it), no hope but won’t quit just operates out of duty not out of hope.
Very dangerous in any level of life.  Great temptations come during this time.  Doing something for God in a formal spirit and as a mere duty.  Going on but wearily trudging along instead of walking as we ought to walk. Don’t listen to the voices that come to you from others and yourself saying to give up, give way, or give in.
I’m weary, I’m tired, the thing is too much for me.  Don’t listen! You must say to yourself: Whatever happens I am going on. You do not give in or give way. Another dangerous temptation that comes along when we become weary and tired is that we will resort to artificial stimulants – the world.
People in church will form new programs trying to bring the excitement back again.  Same reason people start drinking is to help arouse a new excitement in their life.  This drains all natural energy and he becomes exhausted so he needs more and more of the artificial stimulant.
What can we do?
Self examination.  Why am I weary? What is the cause of my weariness?  You can’t treat the condition until you diagnose it. II Cor 13:5.  Are you overworked? Elijah fell into spiritual depression – he was overworked and needed sleep, food, and rest.  God gave him all.  Are you doing spiritual work out of carnal energy? Has the spiritual work become a burden? Do you do it for the excitement of the activity?  We have been doing all that we do to satisfy self so we can say “How wonderful you are and how much you do”.  Self says we are important. Self likes to see results.  If we are working for self then we will end in weariness and depression.
Examine your whole attitude towards life, and the thing you are doing, and discover how you feel about the Christian life.  Why did you come into it, what is it, and so on? Great principles in this teaching and great promises to us and we must understand them if we are to be cured!
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