And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what's right - 2 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV
Every morning I watch my kids board the school bus and it's amazing watching the dynamics of the interaction between the kids. One morning, 3 new kids came to the bus stop. I realized that they were the ones that had moved into the neighborhood last month. I watched from inside the front door as they walked to the bus stop. I wanted to see if anyone would speak to them and acknowledge their presence. Much to my disappointment, no one spoke to them or even looked in their direction. I was surprised at this because Trey, my oldest, is a gregarious sort and I figured that he would be the first to speak to them. The new kids hung in the back and were the last to board the bus. Later that day, I asked the boys why didn't they speak to the new kids and make them feel comfortable in a new environment? Their muffled response was that they didn't know the kids and felt it wasn't important to talk to them. I cornered Trey a little later and asked him why didn't he reach out and speak to them. He told me that he was tired of always doing those types of things and someone else needed to do it this time. My brothers, how often have we felt like Trey and become frustrated with doing what's right and waited for someone else take "their" turn? I've been guilty of it myself. I've seen a visitor walk into our church and not greet them because I felt that I've done it so many times in the past and someone else would handle that duty.
As I ended up explaining to Trey, we should never become weary in doing the things that are right and in accordance with the will of God. When we are doing good works, God equips you with the strength needed in order to accomplish whatever tasks that are set in front of you. We as a community of men should never weary in in doing good for each other and in doing so, we provide the encouragement needed to be a light in our families and communities.
ACTION PLAN: COMMIT TODAY TO DOING WHAT'S RIGHT EVEN IF YOU DON'T "FEEL" LIKE IT. ASK GOD FOR THE STRENGTH NEEDED TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
Ken Sadler is a leader of Men's Ministry at a megachurch and has a heart and passion for helping men become the best they can be.