Typically I would read this verse and think "Grow weary in doing good? But it's so fun to do good things for others!" But then on Friday, honesty decided to show up. Yes, doing good is "fun" if we're talking about packing meals with your small group, donating items, cooking meals for the homeless, etc. Do good, feel good right?
You know what doesn't always feel good? When someone challenges something you feel strongly about, when someone doesn't agree with something you know to be true as it has personally affected your life, or when someone is less than kind when you ask a question. In those moments it isn't very easy to "do good" and show the love of Christ. I didn't. My human heart immediately took over and I shut down.
I sat for awhile, knowing I didn't handle things like I should have. I knew the environment that led to this encounter wasn't a place for me (social media, on another person's post). I've known for awhile that these things can cause pain in my life, crawling down a rabbit hole of comments and with each one my heart being a little more bitter. This time though, I made the choice to step away. Life went on way before being connected to every single person via social media, and it will still continue on today. I'm proud to say that after my weakness, I turned from what pulled me down and made more room for Christ in my life. But know that many times before this, I hadn't made that decision.
So today let's try to do good at all times, not just when it's enjoyable. In all things, moments, encounters; let us point others to Christ. Happy Monday 🙏🏻
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