Do not become weary!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, March 28, 2019


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Some people are gifted with the ability to sow seeds so others can reap the harvest. Those seeds sowers don’t always live to reap their own harvest. Some of the most notable seed sowers are Moses, Abraham, Jesus, and Martin Luther King Jr. These individuals made personal sacrifices to improve the lives of others.

Moses led a group of grumbling Israelites through the desert so they can get to their Promised Land. However, he did not make it there himself. God made a covenant with Abraham that his descendants would inherit the land of Canaan. He did not live to see it because he died not too long after Isaac became an adult. Jesus came to save the world. He did not live to see the explosion of the Christian movement. And, Martin Luther King Jr. marched for the civil rights of African American. He was assassinated before he could see the full implementation of the Civil Rights Act.

Seed sowers are trailblazers. They are visionaries who walk in their purpose and have accepted the fact that they will not live to reap the harvest for their sowing. Their role is to help prepare others to reap the harvest. Their ultimate motivation is not success, but staying aligned with their purpose and bearing fruits for the kingdom of God.

Sowing seeds is emotionally draining and physically tiring. That is why the writer of Galatians 6:9, reminds us not to become weary in sowing seeds of righteousness. A sower does not know if and when the seeds will bear fruits. His  or her role and responsibility are to plant, water, and fertilize the seeds he or she planted so there can be a harvest.

Many sowers get discouraged as they wait to see the buddings from their sowing. To prevent discouragement, the sower must nurture his spirit, psyche, and emotion with prayer and intimacy with God. It is the Spirit of the Lord who gives the sower the strength to endure, the courage to move forward, the patience to wait, and the audacity of hope.

A sower should not be jealous of those who are reaping the harvest from someone else’s sowing. They should stay aligned with their assignment, and keep on sowing. If you’ve been sowing in a ministry, or in a family, or in a vocation, and the harvest has been delayed, don’t become weary or get frustrated. At the proper time, you will reap a harvest.

The proper time may be in glory. Dr. King reaped his harvest when that bullet tore through his body on April 4, 1968. A sower may not be appreciated for the sacrifice he or she has made so others can reap the harvest. If you’ve been reaping the harvest that someone else has been sowing in your life, take the time to express your gratitude to that person. Sowers need lots of encouragement. Otherwise, they can become bitter and resentful of the people who are reaping the harvest of their labor.

Everyone can be a sower. We are all influencers in one aspect or another. The important thing is not how much we’ve sown, but the attitude with which we’ve sown. God wants us to sow with grace, patience, kindness, and humility. He is the ultimate sower who has been patiently waiting to reap the bountiful harvest through Jesus Christ. Those who have been faithful in sowing by the power of the Living God will reap the harvest of eternal joy at the proper time. Until then, we have to learn to worship as we are sowing.

Prayer- Blessed Lord, give us the patience to keep on sowing even when the harvest is delayed.

About The Author

Rev. Dieuner Joseph is a dynamic leader, disciple Maker, Writer, Talk Show host, and Spiritual counselor. Reverend Joseph is the founder of the Imani Temple Baptist Church and the Disciple Maker Ministry. He is a skilled Bible teacher who carefully and responsibly exegete the Scriptures to make them relevant to today’s readers. Through his Blog and weekly Christian magazine- The Wednesday Word- he seeks to provide Bible based instructions for dealing with the socio-political issues of today.

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