When You Want to Give Up: Gospel Grit

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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

Do you ever wonder if doing good is worth it? Do you ever start comparing yourself to others? Are you tempted to take a shortcut to the success you desire? Are you wanting to give up? Has a disappointment cast a shadow of your ideals? Are you intimidated by the threats of those who want you to cut corners? Do you lose hope when those without scruples succeed? Do you wonder if following Jesus is worth it?

The Gospel provokes determination and persistence. Every morning for years as my father reached for his suit, he reached past these words printed on a small piece of paper and posted on the inside frame of his closet. He lived the grit of the Gospel.

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

These are words of faith, hope, and love. These are the words of the hardworking person whose future has been claimed by Jesus. These are the words of the grace-filled follower of Jesus who is determined to be the neighbour. These are the words of God.

You can claim them as your own.

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