Keep at it
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good (2Thess.3.13).
The need to practically show love is an integral part of the Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. God loved the world and showed it by sending His son to die for us. It is difficult or practically impossible to love without sacrificial giving. Sometimes, we demonstrate our love by letting go of what is precious to us. This is much more important in the community of Brethren. We share common faith and by extension, all things in common. To be stingy is not an attitude that promotes unity and brotherhood. Giving is in the nature of the New Testament believer because they are born of God.
There is also the possibility of getting tired of doing good. You may have spent time with people guiding and counselling them but no one cares to know how you’re doing. You may have given, even when you lack but no one asks you when you’re in need. You may have visited people in their times of need but you felt lonely when in need. These are enough to get you discouraged but the scripture encourages you to keep at it. I remember my father telling me how he had invested into other people’s children. At the last count, he said there have been about 22 children that lived in his house while schooling. Like every other person, he felt most of the people he helped did not remember him. According to him, he heard God’s voice that day telling him, “just as you have done to other people’s children, I will send people to your children to help them.” Nothing done for God is forgotten.
He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given. (Prov. 19:17).
When it comes to doing good to people, it is important you understand that everybody on the face of the earth is God’s responsibility. When you reach out to people, God takes note. You are doing God’s work on earth. It touches Him so much that He repays you in differs ways. When do we give? At all times. Giving could be your time, words of encouragement, piece of advise, support in prayers, visitation, material resources and so on. Giving is more of the heart than what is actually offered. Peace to you!
© Olusola John.