There are some things about life that are not revelatory, they are just plain common sense. Yet, those common sense truisms tend to be disregarded by a deceptive lie from the enemy that somehow we are the masters of our own fate. For example, Paul when summing up his message to the Galatians reminded them of something every good farmer knows:

7-8 Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.

9-10 So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.

This seems like something so obvious that anyone can understand it. Yet, each and every day most of walk by the "mission", going to our "mission".  We set our sights on our own ambitious goals and ignore the plight of others right before our eyes, not seeking God as to whether or not He has placed these needs before us so we can help.

Then, there are those times when we give and give and one day wake up and say "I’ve done enough good" – I’ve reached my limit. We fail to consider that we serve a limitless God and if He has brought us to it, He will bring us through it, all the way.  

Let’s encourage each other to roll up our sleeves and reacquaint ourselves with both asking and listening to the Holy Spirit to direct our days. Paul also reminds us that we should start with the people closest to us in the community of faith – not running out the door to YOUR wants and desires – let’s see how we can bless those right around us. Some times just a listening ear will help a troubled soul.

Maria