That Opportune Time

I woke up thinking about Galatians 6:9 which says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by satan during His most vulnerable time.  In Luke 4:13 it says, “Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.”

Weariness can be that opportune time.  Emotional fatigue dulls our spiritual senses, and we can easily fall prey to fleshly reactions.  Ephesians 4:27 says, “Nor give place to the devil.”  We are not to give any opportunity, or ground over to satan in our lives.  That means we have to be on our guard.  Weariness comes from our flesh and loss of focus on Him.

Proverbs 4:23 is a command.  It says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”  That diligence is defined through Colossians 3:23.  It says, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”  The Amplified says to work at it from the soul.  Our soul is our mind, will, and emotions.  We are do things wholeheartedly as unto the Lord.  This will help us keep our focus and not withdraw emotionally.

Constantly renewing our minds, strengthening our faith, and being thankful are powerful weapons to fight off emotional fatigue.  They refresh and strengthen our spirit, and consequently weaken our flesh.

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