Well, January has come and gone and we’re already halfway into February. At the beginning of the year I’m so motivated to make changes, to try new things, to reprioritize my life. With renewed vision and vigor I determine to…
- Clean the closets
- Redecorate the house
- Eat healthy
- Get back on budget
- Exercise more
- Read more, pray more, study more
And yet, by the end of January, I notice the dust beginning to settle on my dreams for the year. *Sigh*
The fire that motivated me so strongly January 1 is beginning to burn a little dimmer – at times flickering and gasping to stay aflame.
Funny how easy it is to be quick out of the blocks – to initiate change, start projects, take on new responsibilities. Yet over time I watch the energy I need to sustain the pace at which I desire to run dissipate.
I haven’t given up though. I’m determined to push through and approach this year with a different level of faith, an additional dose of tenacity. I don’t want to meander through the year, wilting under its heat and pressure, succumbing to its weight and burden.
I truly believe that God has a purpose and plans for me. I believe that He has wonderful plans for you too.
I don’t think I’m experiencing anything new – nothing you probably haven’t had to face as well.
In fact many years ago, we find the apostle Paul encouraging the Galatian believers as they began to waver under the persecution for their faith. He urges them not to allow their diligence and discipline to wane. He writes,
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
There will be seasons when the heat is turned up and the enthusiasm we once had to initiate change fades.Don’t give up. Don’t grow weary. Don’t become discouraged in your efforts. Perhaps you aren’t seeing the results you desire in this season, but God created you to flourish. To move forward in what He created you to do.
Push through your weariness to experience the growth and reward waiting for you on the other side of your mountain. It’s his power working in you and through you that gives you the ability to overcome and reap the harvest you desire to see in your life this year.