40 days of “social distancing” – y’all, we might be tired, but GOD’S GOT THIS!
Sometimes I think “I can do ANYTHING” and I can endure – but an “end time” helps me tremendously. In a workout, I might think, “yes, I can do this for 3 more minutes”. I had a minor surgery last summer, and knew the recovery time before I went in: “yes, I can do this for 8 weeks”. If you asked me to run a mile, sure – I know how long that takes me and I can do it. However, if you said, “Just start running and I’ll let you know when you can stop”, I might have a harder time!
Of course, not knowing the “day or time” is not new for us, is it? Serving the Lord, we are told that we won’t know when Jesus will return (Matthew 24:36-44,1 Thessalonians 5:1-3, 2 Peter 3:10,Revelation 3:3). We are told that hardships will come (John 16:33, Romans 8:18, 8:35, 2 Tim 2:3-4, 2 Tim 4:5) but we are also told that Jesus has overcome and we will have the victory in Him (1 Cor 15:55, 1 Cor 15:57, 1 John 2:13-14, 1 John. 5:4-5)…. These are lessons that we know well, and we know to keep at it!
Paul encouraged the believers in Galatia,
“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)
I was thinking this weekend about growing weary before we reap the harvest…. if ever there was a time I might grow weary too soon, maybe it would be in this season. Who knows when we will worship together in our church buildings? Who knows when schools will reconvene? Who knows when the salons might open again (LOL)? For now, we must be content in the knowledge that God knows – and that He is preparing us for a great harvest. Let’s not get tired just yet – let’s persevere and see what will happen next! Let’s be ready when the harvest comes, not “asleep at the wheel” because we gave into our weariness too soon! 🙂
(or maybe its just me who feels this way sometimes!)
Hang in there, my friends!