Living an upright life or taking the high road all the time is the toughest decision every one of us has to make in our day-to-day lives. Doing the right thing has never been easy people especially when it`s not popular with the majority. And the icing on the cake is, when nothing good is comes out of well-doing.
It is the nature of us human beings to expect good fortune to come our way when we do the right thing. It is also true that a good turn deserves another. But what if what we are expecting does not happen and all our lives we have been striving to live upright but everyday its blow after blow. The sun does not shine for long as the stormy nights are too much! How do you deal with or handle this life? Of course you grow weary, get frustrated and you just want to give up. And sometimes you even give up, you fall down, you back-slide, you throw in the towel, you quit, you do all sort of things because you are so done with the disappointments.
I have made it a point in my life that I will strive to do the right thing no matter what. I am sure you too are doing the same. And in my life`s journey most of the right things I have done or that I do have not yielded any harvest as per expectation that I can present to you as evidence of my well-doing. And I am constantly asking myself is this worth it, why am I wasting my time doing what is right, yet nothing good is coming out of it. And in most cases, the enemy starts placing around you people who are doing the exact opposite. Showing you how not only are they are prospering out of it but how they are not getting into trouble because of it.
Just this year maybe you hoped you would be on another level than you were last year. But its the end of November and you got zilch achievements! And you are looking at that person who once asked you to get into an illegal business deal with them but because you chose integrity over the lust of the eyes. You are here with nothing and this individual has become an overnight success,living the best life! Or, maybe you refused to sleep with that young man you so loved because you were keeping yourself for marriage and you did not want to fall prey of the lust of the flesh. So, the young man breaks up with you because you said no and you find out that your girls who said yes to sleeping with their boyfriends before marriage are getting married next month! Or, all your friends are boasting about their drivers licences that they got through bribing the officials, and you not wanting to succumb to the pride of life. You remain licence-less because you wont bow down to their corrupt ways. The list is endless….
”Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in.” – Galatians 6:9
But I am here to encourage us to be so Strong-Willed, that we never grow weary! The scripture above is the best early Christmas gift I can give you! Cause I know victory is certain when we put our trust in the word of GOD! He says if we faint not we are going to reap! In other words, with reference to the sermons Bishop Tudor Bismark has been teaching us at our church. Well-doing is a seed, so when you do something good you are sowing a seed. Then in Galatians 6;7 it says;“Be not be deceived God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” So a good seed sown is a good harvest reaped. What we all need to understand and come to terms with is that there is SEED – TIME – HARVEST. And most of us are in the TIME stage, the period where the seed is growing and it seems like nothing is happening. Pastor Michael Todd calls it Planted But Not Buried phase! Be patient with your seed, in other words do not grow weary. It is at this stage that you need continue nurturing that planted seed with more nutrients of doing good and being the best at it. And one thing I am so confident about is that your HARVEST is not going to be ordinary. It’s going to be HUUGGE! (using Donald Trump’s voice!😂). Trust me you are not going to be able to fathom it at all!!
I pray and hope you have been encouraged! If you have a testimony to share with me and the rest of the world please feel free to do so in the comment box.