Weary of Doing the Right Thing?

Are you tired of doing the right thing and not being rewarded for it?

Doing the right thing is like planting a garden. Your good deeds are the seeds. You plant them as you go through life. Some grow up quickly and give you a good harvest. Others seem to take forever to mature. You watch every day, waiting for the fruit to ripen, wondering if harvest time will ever come.

Planting seed is hard work.

It’s discouraging when a well-nourished seed doesn’t develop as expected. It’s tempting to throw up our hands in despair and say, “I’m not planting any more seed. What’s the point?”

Don’t be misled by discouragement. Seeds will grow. Harvest day will come.

Every good decision you make is a seed. Every right attitude. Every prayer. Every honorable act.

Perhaps you’re waiting for a relationship harvest. Or payback for many hours worked on a project. Or a harvest of souls coming to Christ through your work and prayers. Whatever harvest you’re waiting for, remember these words from Paul –

“Don’t be weary in well-doing, for in due season you will reap if you don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

You might feel like giving up. But giving up on a godly idea is never a good idea. Every plant has its appointed harvest time. Not all crops grow at the same speed. Pray for patience and keep planting.

God says to the weary – “Don’t lose heart. Be faithful to Me and, and at the appointed time, I’ll see to it you have a good harvest.”


About rosemccormickbrandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at: http://littleimmigrants.wordpress.com
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9 Responses to Weary of Doing the Right Thing?

  1. Miriam says:

    Thank you Rose for the encouragement.
    It is so easy to give upwhwen results are not visible.

    • I believe there’s no more important work for a Christian than to encourage fellow Jesus-followers to continue following. Every one of us feels alone at times. It means so much to get a heartening word from someone.

  2. Darlene says:

    You are right, its only natural to be discouraged……at times. God’s ways are sometimes baffling to us and hard to comprehend. However, in John 5 Jesus says, “My Father is always at work….and I too am working. There is so much we don’t see or know; remember the Sunday school song…Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
    We serve a big God.

  3. Mitch Irons says:

    Powerful blog! I really believe in the power of God’s word. I will follow your advise to Pray for patience and keep planting. We all badly needed patience… and only God can give us … patience… Thank you for sharing! Do not be weary in writing this kind of blog! God bless!

  4. This is a very inspiring blog. I will follow your advice to…”Pray for patience and keep planting.”
    Because I know in God’s perfect time, He will see to it that i would have a great harvest! Praise God! Thank you so much!!

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