“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).
As human beings, we are prone to weariness and fatigue in many aspects and dimensions of life, including relationships and even spiritual matters. Paul’s message to the Galatians serves both as acknowledgement and a warning to believers about weariness. Within the context of giving, we become weary when we have a limited perspective and focus on our present resources and circumstances, when we focus our giving on the activity of the event rather than the person behind it, when God responds differently to our hopes and expectations and when there is lack of accountability and misuse of resources.
For us to overcome weariness in giving to God, we must live a life of total surrender and trust in the Almighty God. A surrendered life says, “His will is my will, His way is my way, His work is my work!” The believer gives because they are fully surrendered to God and are part of God’s will, way, and work. They are not in conflict with the LORD but are at work in fulfilment of His purposes. They can confidently say “My wealth is His wealth” because their strength, energy, and resources all belong to Him. This acknowledgment leads to complete and total trust in the LORD to provide for us, open doors, and create wealth. A life fully trusted in God says, “His wealth is my wealth” and, for this reason, we can give with confidence because our supply comes from the LORD who is rich in every way. In 1 Kings 17, the story of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath demonstrates the miracle of God’s endless supply. If we live a surrendered life, we will not struggle to give to the LORD and will have an assurance of reaping a harvest.
Are you struggling with giving to the LORD? Live a life of total surrender to God and you will be able to give cheerfully, freely, graciously, and sacrificially to the LORD whose resources are limitless.
Dear LORD, I pray that I will live a life that is fully surrendered to you.