"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
The Apostle Paul surely knew how hard just trying to do the right thing can be. Sometimes it seems like doing the wrong thing would actually be much easier.
It's easier to hold unforgiveness than to release the person and the pain to the Lord. It's easier to pass along some juicy gossip in the form of a "prayer request" than to keep the information to yourself and pray earnestly for God to work in a person's life. It's easier to wear our feelings on our sleeves and come back with a quick "what did you mean by that?" when our spouse or friend simply points out an area we may need to grow in. It's easier to give into feelings of despair and hopelessness than to "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. " (2 Cor 10:5)
I like the promise at the end of this verse: "for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up". Notice it doesn't say we might or could possibly reap a harvest. No it says that we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
I realized a long time ago that the enemy doesn't believe he will have victory in our lives because he's more powerful than the Lord--he knows that's not true. He's just hoping that we will give up before he does.
Giving up is not an option, is it?