The Importance of Kindness in a Season of Weariness
Three days after my last post I woke up to news that shook my world. It’s not something that can be easily explained or understood but it has put me on a path that is leading me closer to God and because of this I have hope for the future.
I shared some of what God has been teaching me yesterday in a semi-public forum and felt like it would be fitting to share an excerpt of my words here in hope that it will encourage you if you’re in a season of weariness!
Over the past 2 months, I have been faced with some of the most difficult and uncomfortable challenges that I’ve ever faced. My 1st and most natural response to challenges in the past has been to run and in some situations, I think its okay to flee. However, because of the nature of my present challenges, the timing, and my commitment to God I have realized that running this time is not the right response.
As I thought about why I was encountering challenges and what I could have done differently I realized a lot of what I’m experiencing, while very different now, have some similar themes and issues that I’ve dealt with before, and I tend to believe that reoccurring issues present opportunities to learn.
Much like a video game, when you’re trying to conquer a new level, missteps often send you back to the beginning to try again and provide you with an opportunity to face the obstacle in a different way. So this time for me I am choosing to face my challenges head-on with prayer.
Socrates is quoted as saying “ be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about.” So my food for thought today is to keep being kind because you really have no idea who your words are blessing.
I am finding that standing on the promises of God can be a great comfort and may bring comfort to you in your refining seasons.
I am currently praying for the strength to endure because:
Romans 5:3. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
Hebrews 10:36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Give me the strength to endure. I know you have not brought me here to leave me. (Deuteronomy 31:6) And you are faithful. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) Forgive me of my sins and let me not become weary in doing good, because your word says, at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9).