“Do Not Become Weary In Well Doing” By Latrea Russ
Have you ever been in a place in your life where you found yourself in a slump? Not sure how or why you are there, just something that crept up on you one day. I’m sure many of you have been there at one time or another during this journey called life. The crazy thing for me was that I have no idea where it came from. Worse still, I did not know how to pull myself out of it. All I know is that I had been walking around in a fog with no real sense of direction, feeling really lost and out of sorts with life. The best way I can explain it is when you are a kid and your mom piles your plate with food and you know you must eat it all, but you just don’t know where to start. That is how I felt about my work that week. I had so much that I want to accomplish by the end of the year, and I just don’t know where to start. I just know that it needs to get done.
Earlier today I decided to take a break from my work, thinking maybe if I take my mind off it I won’t feel so overwhelmed. I started doing laundry and as I was taking the clothes out of the dryer I heard the voice of the Lord say, “Do not become weary in well doing.” I had to stop what I was doing and ponder what God was saying to me which was never becoming tired of doing the right thing. So many of us do not follow our dreams all the way out because we become tired and complacent. That is not what God wants for us. What God was trying to tell me and I believe he wants me to share with you is this: God has us on our own special path that He created for each individual based on their purpose. Sometimes our paths may cross and sometime they may connect. God never said our path was going to be smooth all time or that there would not be some bumps and bruises along the way.
I know sometimes it’s hard and lonely and you feel like no one understands you or your purpose. There will be times when you become so overwhelmed that you will want to throw your computer in the trash (…or is that just me? LOL). At any rate, you must remember that you have a purpose that was explicitly assigned to you and you cannot become so weary that you give up. There are people out there counting on you to fulfill your purpose so that they can fulfill theirs.
I pray that this blog has somehow encouraged you to continue to fight the good fight of faith no matter what the situation looks or feels like. Feel free to leave a comment below. If you would like to get in contact with me directly, you can send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you and until then, remember to live life on purpose!