Paul wrote to an agrarian culture. The primary livelihood of his readers was farming. Paul writes in the book of Galatians,
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who were of the household of faith." Galatians 6:9-10
The Law of the Harvest
God relates a law of farming to a law of spirituality. Quick fact: Whatever someone sows, that will he also reap. When I begin to become weary, when I begin to think that all might not be worth it, I need to consider the law of the farmer and the law of the harvest. What I put into the ground it will come back. What I put into the ground will either bless me or burn me. God is not mocked. He has set up the universe, both physically and spiritually, with a simple and straightforward formula. You reap what you sow.
Prone to Weariness.
At any given moment as a parent, I can easily be overwhelmed and become weary. This journey of parenting is a journey of faith. It is to be accomplished with eyes of faith. Listen, I get it. Literally, it takes willpower to believe that the hard work that I’m doing now will result in something of worth and value in the years to come. Even seeds planted in the life of your child. Yes, even to that child who is squirly and squirmy.
The days are long, but the years are short.
Your work effort to raise your children in a manner worthy of the Lord is of great value. Keep on keepin on!. Finish strong. Finish faithfully. 90% of effectiveness is just showing up. Show up. Read the Bible at night when all you want to do is collapse. Give it that extra 8 minutes. Add another stone to the foundation of your children’s future. Do not grow weary.
It is worth it.