One of the biggest mistake you can make in life is to quit too soon. Too often, when people don’t get fast results on a diet, or a quick fix in their relationship problems, or immediate returns on their financial investment, they give up.
I can’t count the number of people who tell me, “I tried Christianity, but it didn’t work. I tried prayer, but I got no answer. I tried loving my neighbor, but nothing got better … so I gave up.” My response is always the same: If you quit, you quit too soon.
If there is something you really want in life, it’s worth the price of persistence. That’s why Paul said to the Galatians…And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
He’s saying, “Don’t give up.” A couple of verses before that, Paul says…Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
When he says, “God is not mocked,” what does he mean? He saying, “The law of the harvest is a spiritual principle, and nothing can change how it works. You’re not going to beat the system, but, on the hand, neither is the system going to beat you. You’re going to reap what you sow … so … sow the harvest you want to reap, and plan on finishing out the season.”
Your most powerful resource is living the kind of life you want to live is repetition — the willingness to do the same right thing day after day after day after day. And if you keep sowing day after day after day after day, you will reap an abundant harvest.