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 (NIV)
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. – Proverbs 24:10 (KJV)
We need to be on fire and remain on fire in the work of this ministry. When we lose our fire, we burn out and begin to flame out as we eventually end up running on fumes. That should not be the case for us since we have the Helper, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, with us to help us and guide us. Yet, we still experience such times.
We need to see how our downcast countenance can impact others, especially when we stand before the congregation or sit at the board table. We need to understand that we have to do more than simple show up and serve. We need to be mindful of our affect as we serve the Lord day by day.
Let us not look for a reward here on this earth. The pay will never match up to the sacrifice. The benefit package will never equate to the blessings that you have to bestow upon others and to witness with your own eyes. You will never get the kudos or respect that you deserve, but you have a reward awaiting you in heaven that is great and bountiful. Just hold on and don’t get weary and worn out.
“Set a man on fire and people will come from miles to watch him burn.” –John Wesley.