“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Gal 6:9
Just this week, I’ve encountered a handful of women who separately have confided that they are feeling spiritually stagnant. These are women who truly love God and love others and have had incredible harvests of spiritual fruit in their lives. A couple of them have frequented mission fields and all have boldly answered the call of God on their lives. Still, they are concerned about their present spiritual condition. I can relate. These are hard times. Churches seem harder to plug into. Our bulging schedules leave us weary. It’s more difficult to connect for fellowship.
What is God saying to us in and through seasons like this in our lives? Does He know? Does He care? Have I let Him down? Am I a detriment to His Kingdom? The devil would like to defeat us altogether in our down times! He would like to take you out of the race entirely. The Good News is that God does care! He is with you!! He will never leave or forsake you (Joshua 1:5).
While you may condemn yourself, God has not condemned you. What I believe God is saying now is this, as He did to the Church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3: 8,10 “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied my name…I am coming soon. Hold onto what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
Sometimes, when we feel like we’re not advancing spiritually it’s because we’re being called to simply hold our ground. By doing so, we learn endurance. God who knows your heart, and every limitation in your life, is fully invested in you!! God is with you. Endure patiently. Keep loving God and loving others. Just don’t give up, a harvest awaits you.