Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
We live in a day when mediocrity abounds. Yes, there are those who put forth greater effort than many others in their responsibilities, but they are often looked at as being unique, or even odd. Others tell them to slow down and enjoy life more.
Of course, we all recognize that no Olympian ever won gold, and no entrepreneur ever succeeded in business with that kind of an attitude. They recognize the value of never giving up, and not slowing down. And you can be sure that the Olympian that won the gold is glad that they did not slow down or practice with less than everything they’ve got.
Born-again Christians need to take this same attitude. Paul tells us to not “be weary” in serving God. Keep going. Remember, too, that there is a crown to be won and that God will greatly reward faithfulness in your service toward Him. He sees it all.
The Olympians practice for years to gain gold that is temporary. The rewards that God will give are forever. This is why God tells us that where our treasure is – the things we greatly value – that’s where our heart will be. When we forget about Heaven’s riches, and focus on earth’s short-lived glory or gain, we lose the eternal riches and rewards we could have gained.
If you have slacked off in your service to God, which is easy to do, why not get back in the battle today? He will gladly help you all along the way. Life is short, and there’s only a little time to earn eternal rewards.