Tuesday, March 4, 2014

do not grow weary

Galatians 6:9 "Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season you shall reap, if you don't lose heart."

Remember when I posted about those cheesy Bible verse songs a little while ago? Well, as I warned, one got stuck in my head. For days, I couldn't stop humming it over and over. And then one morning during my quiet time, it dawned on me...  the song that had been on repeat in my mind was exactly the kick in the butt wake up call encouragement I needed!

"Hey, Renee! Do not grow weary of doing good, for in due season you shall reap, if you don't lose heart."

Do not grow weary of...
washing dishes
sweeping underneath that high chair
singing the wheels on the bus
reading chicka chicka boom boom
letting your one year old crawl over you
carrying the groceries up 3 flights of stairs
playing with play dough
giving time-outs
making dinner

..for in due season, I will reap.

'doing good,' for me, in this season is mothering a young child, soon to be two. And sometimes, it's so fun. But sometimes, it's not. (ah, in fact, my enjoyment level is not mentioned anywhere in the verse.) Sweeping up tiny pieces of food underneath the high chair (so.many.times.per.day) will not always be my life. the wheels on the bus and chicka chicka boom boom will only be fun for her for a few short years. in due season, we will reap the benefits of consistent discipline and boundaries for our kids. but in the mean time, the simple encouragement is... do not grow weary.
Almost as if it's a decision. Maybe it is. Simply, do not grow weary. Once that hit me, I changed my mind, and started to think about daily life's tasks as a change to choose - I can let these things weary me, or not. And just like that, my mood was better. My attitude was better. I had more energy & patience for sweet Addie and more cheerfulness for my husband.

So, what are you choosing today? To grow or not to grow weary... that is the question.

Oh, and if you would like to memorize that verse in 30 seconds, here's the song. I guarantee it'll be stuck in your head after 1 listen.