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What to Do When You Grow Weary of Well-Doing


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Do you sometimes grow weary of well-doing? As women, we are especially prone to wearing ourselves out by tirelessly taking care of our families until we no longer feel like we have an ounce left to give. We are all dried up!

Today we are looking at Galatians 6:6-10 as we continue our study on ‘Weariness to Strength’. God knows that we are often weary but know that He wants to give you His strength so that we can reflect His glory.

These verses are a reminder to live a life pleasing to God in all that we do. Someday we will give an account for every thought, word, and action while we lived on earth.

It is hard to continually have the right spirit towards your family without becoming irritated and disgruntled.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.  Galatians 6:8

Maybe your children and husband leave their towel on the floor after their shower or a trail of dirty clothes strewn across the floor. You are trying to keep the house relatively picked up but your anxiety over the socks and underwear is causing your temper to spike!

Of course, you may or may not be showing your irritation on the outside.

Well-doing can be done in the wrong spirit on the inside with sweetness on the outside!

We are reminded not to be deceived. We can ‘sew to our flesh’ while trying our best to be a good mother.

Reaping What We Sow

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7

I had to learn the hard way that I didn’t always have the right spirit. Sometimes I would focus on things that weren’t important in the long run.

We stress over the wrong things when our spirit is out of alignment.

The key verse in this passage will really encourage you when you feel like you are about ready to collapse and faint from well-doing with the wrong attitude. Yes, it is an attitude that springs up causing us to be weary from focusing on the wrong things.

We aren’t saved by good works but our attitude can profoundly affect the spirit in which we are doing for others.

Works are the attitudes and actions of a heart that looks to itself for the achievement of virtue or contentment, which expects to be credited for its achievement. John Piper

Love is a fruit of the Spirit and when our well-doing is done with an attitude like that, we will reap the eternal reward of what we sow. (Galatians 4:6)

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  Galatians 6:9

Renewing Your Spiritual Vitality Through Well-Doing

God doesn’t want us to be weary as we serve Him but instead He wants you to renew your spiritual vitality.

Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, Hebrews 12:12

  • Wake up in the morning and look to God to fill you anew with the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:14)
  • Seek His filling in the Word and prayer. (1 Chronicles 16:11)
  • Ask God to search your heart and cleanse you a bad attitude (you might have) before the day begins. (Psalm 139:23)
  • Allow the Holy Spirit to give you strength throughout the day as you go about ‘well-doing’ for others. (Psalm 46:1-3)

Verses to Strengthen You in Well-Doing

I know that as women we have so much to do. The young mother with her little children, the older mother who tirelessly keeps up with her home. It is often a thankless job and it is easy to become weary of it all.

I am leaving you with these two passages to meditate on as you renew your strength so you can go on giving to your family with Spirit-filled ‘well-doing’.

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:29-31

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10

Have you been discouraged and weary of well-doing? Would you like me to pray for you? Leave me a comment or contact me on Facebook’s Messenger.

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