Exercise Goodness

“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

Have you ever run a race or started a vigorous exercise routine before?  Do you recall how you had to discipline your body to get your muscles and limbs moving? You should also remember that second your body became so tired that you felt as though you were going to faint.

It took willpower to keep you running to that finish line or not to allow yourself to simmer down from a 30-minute-high impact exercise until you reached your set time.

Although you probably did not expect to see immediate results during your exercise or in the middle of your race, it felt good to surpass each milestone and you were hopeful for an expected end.

It is considered normal for one to grow tired for doing something challenging or that is not routine.

But what about doing things that do not take much effort or that your body or mind has been trained to do? Your first week of starting and exercise routine is not as challenging as your fifth week. Why? Because your body has gotten use to exercising.

Why do you think one would become faint or weary in doing good things?

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10

Have you ever passed by a homeless person in need or any stranger and felt the urge to help them? These are good deeds, but they are often random acts.

The challenge comes when we are able to do good needs to those that we know, those we are in relationships with. Why? Because relationships cause you to really get to know people and experience their good and bad character. It places you in a position of vulnerability to get hurt by people.

Are you able to do good deeds to those who have hurt you?

Now you understand the ability to become faint by doing good.

But if we are exercising every opportunity to do good to all people, specifically those we know, we won’t grow as weary.  We won’t grumble or complain about why we are having to help those that have hurt us.

Instead, we will not give up or withhold our goodness because we know that we will receive our reward from God, not people, at the appointed time.

So today, I encourage you to exercise the fruit of Goodness!


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