Trudging Through Mud

“And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.”(Galatians 6:9, Revised Standard Version.)

It had been three long seasons, late evenings after work, early mornings, Saturdays … time away from the family pursuing a passion in a place were few were passionate about the pursuit. Persevering through the heat of late summer, the chill (and sometimes rain) of fall and the cold of early winter. Much of the time (if not most) it was deeply frustrating: team members weren’t “serious,” weren’t vested; they were apathetic, dispassionate. It felt like trudging through mud. It was a struggle to keep a positive attitude.

It is usually true that you must “pay your dues” before you can move forward, before a “reward” is reaped.

After three disappointing seasons, an unexpected opportunity arose in a place where the pursuit is held in high regard. “Due time” had finally arrived.

I try not to grow weary but sometimes I do. Sometimes the trudging seems endless. And even when the sun is shining the landscape can look so bleak. But … You always see, You know the heart, You never forget, and “in due time” You bless with an abundant harvest. Sometimes we don’t recognize it, but the harvest is always plentiful.

Oh Father, help me to be faithful. Help me “not grow weary in well-doing.” Help me wholeheartedly trust that “in due time” You will bless me with a bountiful harvest.

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