Don’t Let It Get To You!
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
God’s people are getting weary because…
I. We Face Opposition
Let’s get real. Fighting is exhausting!
Professional fighters will train for 8 hours a day, for months just for one fight.
The Christian life is just one long continuous fight.
The devil never lets up.
The world never lets up.
The flesh never lets up.
It is a constant battle, and it takes its toll on the child of God mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
- 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith…
On Wednesday nights, we are preaching a series entitled The Life of Victory.
We can be victorious, and we can live in victory – but the battle never stops.
Many Christians get tired of fighting and just give up.
NOTE: People get weary a lot faster in well-doing than they do wrong-doing!
II. We Feel Outnumbered
God’s people has always been in the minority.
But for many people, that is not fun.
Noah and his family were in the minority – but that ended up saving their life.
The prophets throughout the Old Testament were usually all alone in their position and conviction.
God’s people have always been referred to as “a remnant”.
It gets exhausting mentally and spiritually always feeling outnumbered.
Turn to II Kings 6:8
NOTICE verse 16 – And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
The further along I go, I realize just how out of touch with the mainstream I really am.
I’m old fashion. Unapologetically old fashion.
All the young preachers are going modernist. Ecumenical. Production based ministry. Seeker sensitive.
I’m not going that way. I’m not following those trends. I’m old fashioned. I’m staying that way!
III. We Focus on the Outcome
… for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
That season might not be right now.
We cannot always see the product of our labors.
We rest in the promise of God in Isaiah 55 that His word would not return void.
- Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Remember – We are not responsible for the outcome of our obedience.