Galatians 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
When our breakthrough springs forth, we have to be ready with open arms to receive it. To accomplish this, it is important to stay in a constant state of praise. Constantly praising the Lord means doing those things that please him. God loves it when we do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Sometimes your faith will get tested and you will get sick and tired of being nice, saying kind words and “taking one for the team.” In these moments, you have to make a choice. Will I stay committed to serving God, knowing that I will reap a harvest at the proper time or do I say enough is enough and make things work in my own way and my own timeframe?
The bible is full of examples of everyday people who made a choice to serve God and some who chose to serve self. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus is a great example of a man who chose to serve God. After pledging his love to Mary and asking for her hand in marriage, she all of a sudden turns up pregnant! I imagine Joseph felt foolish and worried that Mary had secretly loved another man. I imagine the town’s people making fun of him and ridiculing him for this unexpected occurrence. Instead of giving up and throwing in the towel, Joseph believed in Mary’s love and more than that, he trusted God. Joseph was rewarded with being known as the earthly father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Joseph’s reward was a father/son relationship with Jesus. When his reward sprang forth, he received it with open arms and an open heart. For years, Joseph was entrusted by God to care for Jesus!
As today’s verse reminds us, we will receive our reward in proper time. Keep working to build God’s Kingdom, love God’s people and make a difference in this world.