Have you ever been so tired that you find yourself questioning your good will? I mean, good will doesn’t pay bills. It’s not really helping you reverse outta debt; and in order to be obedient to God’s call on your life, it’s gonna cost you more.
You begin to suffer from “compassion fatigue”. Your work is dedicated to serving others. It is, in fact, the work of the Lord that you have committed yourself to. Your life seems to revolve around God’s promise of restoration. So, you work. No one sees. Everyone receives.
You work for no pay. In isolation. Very little company. Often without encouragement. The miracles you encounter are unknown. The hours of preparation it takes to do the work– are invisible to the world. You’re like an athlete playing in a championship game with no cheerleaders. Not even your fans understand what the intense training has done to your physical body.
You are so tired. You have been turned down, turned away, time after time. But your grit…
I am thinking about you. Yes, you! My prayer is that you do not get weary in well doing. If this work was not meant for you, you would not have been called to do this great and mighty thing. Your gift is making room for you right now.
Don’t get weary in your work. Don’t get weary in well doing. ❤
Clinnesha is a writer, wife, mom, meta-artist, and social entrepreneur who feels most accountable to southern, black citizen-artists, elders, children, and families. Her work is at the intersection of arts, culture, innovation, and community.