Summary: There is a wearisome cost to serving the Lord that most do not understand. But the Bible encourages us that the persevering will reap a harvest.
Galatians 6:9-10 says “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Ministry is one of the loneliest “people jobs” in the world. People surround you and yet you cannot share some of the realities of your job. Your banker friend can share, “My boss is a train-wreck”. Your bookkeeper friend can lament, “This company is going in a futile direction.” However, your boss is their pastor and the direction of your job is the direction of their church. It gets complicated really fast, doesn’t it?
There is a wearisome cost to serving the Lord that most do not understand. Doing good, especially to the faith-household, takes endurance. Seed planting is the first step of a fruitful harvest. Yet, seed germination can be slow. Some seeds sit dormant for a long time.
Keep doing the good you are doing. Keep sowing seeds. Don’t give up. The persevering will reap a harvest. Today, you will have the opportunity to sow seeds. Keep your eyes on the dream of the harvest.