“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
Experience tells us when an exhortation is given in the negative, there is concern that the possibility of it happening is imminent!
• Don’t be late to the airport, you will miss your plane!
• Don’t cross the road without looking both ways, you might get hit by a car.
Guarding your mind and your heart against growing weary of doing good is an invaluable core value.
Because the apostles knew and understood the principle of crucial others, which requires a leader to have a proven track record (PTR), and are worthy of being imitated (WOBI), they too became masters of emotional intelligence (EQ).
Like Jesus, they dedicated and committed themselves to a life of never growing weary of doing good. Each apostle eventually became a martyr for doing good. Their doing good was good enough to change the world.
Today, not growing weary in doing good because according to some experts the ratio of receiving high praise is 1 to 50. For every great email received, there will be 50 negative ones.
The two best ways I know how to not grow weary of doing good, is to do good for my Lord Jesus Christ and have no expectations of a thank you from people. Treating a thank you as a bonus and not a right is my goal.
Each day, I guard against writing an offensive WOH. Sometimes I lean to write about politics, school education, or other issues that are on the agenda.
My reality is if I hit people’s hot buttons, 50 negatives may come back, yet it has never been my style to avoid controversy if it brings value.
Daily Words of Hope with Fred Crowell is to bring hope, not to hit hot buttons. It is clear to me hope is the medicine I need today, tomorrow, and the next day.
Doing good is the fruit from my Hope Tree. At least one person we meet today needs some hope, presenting a perfect opportunity for doing good.