‘And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not’ Galatians 6:9 (KJV)
Archimedes is meant to have said, ‘Give me a lever that is long enough and somewhere to stand and I will move the world’. Sometimes we just need someone to give us the tools to do the job. We may have passion, determination, talent and strength, but it’s not enough unless we are equipped with the “lever” the tools and materials to move the mountains that stand before us. Yehovah always equips us for what He has called us to do, but we need to know what tools to use, and where we should be positioned, for maximum impact. There is a saying that knowledge means knowing what to do; but wisdom means knowing where, when and how to use that knowledge. Sometimes we have more knowledge than we can safely cope with – but we simply need to ask Yehovah for the wisdom to know where He wants us to be, and how He wants us to function, in order to have the maximum impact on the world around us. We also need to learn persistence; sometimes we need to hang on just that little bit longer before our breakthrough will come. Imagine hitting a rock with a sledge hammer ninety-nine times, and then giving up – one strike short of the time when it would have split into pieces on the hundredth blow! Our reward will come through as promised – if we ‘faint not’. The Bible encourages us, ‘Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of Yehovah, for as much as you know that your labour is not in vain in Yehovah’ (1 Corinthians 15:58).