Galatians 6:9,10 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them are of the household of faith.
Each day presents us with fresh opportunities to serve The Lord. The word opportunity has to do with time. In other words, there is this something we call divine timing, or divine opportunity. But please note that the verse before the one concerning opportunity has to do with not being weary in well doing. Beloved, God knows us much better than we know ourselves. He knows that our flesh is prone to give up well doing for others and “getting nothing in return.” That is how the mind of the flesh works. And that is what the enemy wants us to believe.
But God says that every opportunity to do good is an opportunity to honor Him and bring glory to His Name. That does not mean that you and I are meant to meet every single need, every single time we see one, for there are other factors like time and other responsibilities that may hinder us from doing so. But what Paul is telling us is that God wants us to be “opportunity minded saints.” Ready to serve when needed. Ready to lend a hand when necessary. But doing what we do for an Audience of One. Helping others is one way of getting outside of our own little world of me, myself and I.
God says that there is a time of harvest for those who keep on keeping on in doing good. We get weary because people are not always appreciative. But God is not like that beloved. The writer to Hebrews says, God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. God knows what we do, why we do it and Who we do it for. He wrote Galatians 6.9,10!
Make the most out of the opportunities that God sends into your path today. He is more than able to “make up” for the time you “lost” helping others. May The Lord Jesus bless your day and provide you the grace and strength to glorify His Name. Even if it means giving a thirsty neighbor a glass of cold water because you love Jesus.