By Jessica, Walk the Same
Read: Galatians 6:8-11
“Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Do you ever have days where you simply grow tired of doing what’s right? You feel as though you’ve deprived yourself from fleshly desires for so long that you’re about to explode if you don’t do something your way—just once. You start to think of your spiritual walk as a sort of crash diet. You eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and you deprive yourself from tasty food for so long—you become tempted to indulge. The thing is, that’s not the mindset to have. Sin is not on the same level as our favorite snack, and doing the right thing isn’t always about improving ourselves. Doing the right thing is also about other people. Sowing to please our flesh will only do more harm than good. But sowing to please the Spirit can work wonders for the people surrounding us.
Indulging in sin is only going to destroy us, and there is always the chance that it will if we let temptation overcome us just once. That’s not to say that God won’t forgive us, but it will definitely put a stunt in our growth. Let’s not become tired of doing the right thing and being a beacon for other people. Whenever we start to wear out, just pray.