“We become weary when we do stuff we are not cut out for.
We become weary when we do things to please ourselves and others.”
Most of my life, I tend to do extra miles for other people. I give more to people than to myself. Even at the end, my kindness is not reciprocated. I say yes to responsibilities I thought I can to please everyone. People take advantage of my goodness. My younger self would think to revenge but I still end up doing good even how much it irritated me. Those times, I asked God, “God, all my life I’ve been good to people, why is that I still feel lacking, incomplete, doubtful, worried and sad? I thought doing good to other people will make me happy.”
Almost four years ago, I read a verse in the Bible, “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).” It made me realize how wrong I am to think that the kindness I am showing to people will never be reciprocated. Remember: people may disappoint you but not our Father from above.
The wrong kind of good people is those people who depend on people in satisfying their unhappy lives. And I can honestly say, I was one of those people. But now, I learn to focus more on God, more on His power, more on His grace, more on His goodness, more on His love. Because when I started focusing on Him, being good and kind become as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Being good is not easy but yet simple because of God.
Being good is not a seasonal thing.
Being good is not satisfying yourself and others, it is more of the result of God’s love.