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On a personal note – Tired of the High Road

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.

Galatians 6:7‭-‬10 NLT

Have you ever had a season where you were absolutely tired of taking the ‘high road’? The extra energy required to hold your tongue, control your actions, and mind your emotions can take it’s toll. Constantly, doing for everyone else with absolutely no acknowledgement or ‘pat on the back’; It can be easy to grow weary, but Galatians 6 puts things in proper perspective.

As Christians, we are held to a different standard. It’s more than being a good person; we are called to do good too. We are the hands and feet of Jesus. Purposed to carry out God’s mission of demonstrating the goodness and kindness of the Lord throughout the world. And what’s more, we reap the harvest of our actions. When we sow good, we see good things begin to flourish. And likewise, when we sow bad or evil things, we see the negative ripple effect. This is why Paul encourages us to live by the Holy Spirit because we will reap eternal life and blessings.

When we get weary, we must ask ourselves this question, ‘Who am I sowing for?’ When we lose sight of who we are doing things for, we put ourselves at the center instead of our Creator. God has called you to specific places and roles on purpose. He wants you to show up as His hands and feet in your family, on your job, even on a trip to the grocery store. Through Jesus Christ, you are empowered by the Holy Spirit with direct access to strength, peace, wisdom, and more. If all of that is at your fingertips, why are you anxious or weary? The next time you’re feeling weary, ask yourself if you’ve lost sight of who you’re really doing things for and lean into the Holy Spirit. I promise it will shift things back into the right perspective.

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