This week I have been helping my grandson, Bryson, complete some research papers for school. As we were working, I thought about something. There are two times a year Bryson needs some help with his writing assignments. One is the very beginning of the school year.
It seems it takes him a little while to get in the groove of writing and research papers. Therefore, I help him a couple times at the beginning of each year and then he takes it and runs with it. He doesn’t even ask for my help for several months.
The other time he often requires some assistance is at the very end of the school year. He is exhausted by the entire years schoolwork and seems to need a little help completing the course as the year comes to a close.
As these thoughts ran through my mind, I realized the same thing often happens with our walk of faith as well.
Many times, we begin standing strong in faith for something, however, as time passes, we become weary and begin to let go of our faith stand. It becomes harder and harder to stand in faith and almost impossible to press forward.
Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
The Amplified Bible says it like this, “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.”
I have noticed something in my own personal life.
When I am pressing through a challenging season or standing in faith for a breakthrough – there always comes a time when I become weary. When it feels like I don’t have the grace to stand in faith another moment. I didn’t always know this – but I have learned that it is in that very place, I must take a deep breath and push with all my might (much like the last push before a baby is born) and press on through. Sometimes the grace is no longer there to press in, still, I must push on through anyway. Why? Because it is on the other side of that ‘moment’ that breakthrough comes. I can’t count the number of times this very scenario has taken place in my life.
Hebrews 3:14 says, “For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end.”
The Amplified bible says it like this, “For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us, if only we hold our first newborn confidence and original assured expectation [in virtue of which we are believers] firm and unshaken to the end.”
Steadfast to the end. That is where we must stand. And it’s not always easy. Just like Bryson, sometimes we need help to press on to the end. Just last week I told Kelita I was weary as this last medical challenge had caught me off guard. She replied, “then, jump on my back, I will carry you across.” That is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
I was able to partner with her faith and push on through to victory. Praise God for friends that will help you walk that final lap.
I don’t know where you find yourself today. Perhaps you are weary. If so, look for a friend who is full of faith, who will help you walk that last mile or help you push that final push. Whatever you do, hold your confidence steadfast to the very end. When you do…you will reap! You have His Word on it.
Appoint My Days
I give all my cares and troubles to the Lord. I don’t hold onto them or worry and become troubled. I am fully persuaded that God will always take good care of me. I am not friends with the world; therefore, I don’t receive what the world has to say about me or my situation. My heart is fixed on the Word of God!
1 Peter 3:11, Colossians 4:6, Proverbs 13:3, James 4:4, Proverbs 21:23, Psalm 55:22