Don’t Grow Weary

Continuing our focus on the upcoming Race for Hope fundraiser, there are many truths we can be reminded of. It is amazing what God can use to remind us of truths from His Word, and each year God uses this event to remind us of His steadfastness and strength at work in our lives to help us to persevere through difficulties.

One truth that we will focus on today comes from Galatians 6:9 – And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

When running a race, we need motivation to not give up. Oftentimes that motivation involves focusing on the finish line, potential rewards, and simply the feeling of finishing strong. In our walk with Christ, He calls us to live with the purpose of pleasing Him. In fact, the Bible teaches that He has even prepared ahead of time good works for us to do for His glory. (Ephesians 2:10)

It is easy for us to become distracted from the works God calls us to. We can be set on our own goals and lose sight of the finish line God has for us. However, in Galatians, we see that God calls us to stay focused and not grow weary in doing good. This is accomplished through leaning on God and asking for His help in keeping focused on what we “reap” when we persevere. The Bible speaks many times about rewards and treasures we can store up in heaven, and calls us to store up these treasures. Just as focusing on the end goal and possible rewards help us to persevere in a difficult race, so focusing on these things in eternity greatly help us to keep our eyes on the Lord and on His goals for us each day.

We hope you are as eager as we are as our Race for Hope is quickly approaching. We cannot wait to see how God uses this event to keep Vision of Hope up and running, and to bring glory to His Name.

For more information or to donate to support Vision of Hope, visit our Race page here.

Bethany Dunn
Bethany heard about Vision of Hope while attending Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. When she began praying about what God wanted her to do after graduating, He kept bringing Vision of Hope to her mind. Knowing that there was an internship available, Bethany applied, was accepted, and began her internship with VOH in July, 2012. Since then she has been amazed at the opportunities God has given her to learn more about His Word and how it applies to everyday life. Bethany now serves on staff at Vision of Hope.