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Jaded

May 1, 2016

 

 

The word jaded means to be dulled or fatigued due to one’s excess of effort.  A group may become demoralized by never achieving a goal, especially after much energy has been expended. The situation many times leaves them jaded.

 

I have found myself jaded from time to time.  When there has been much time and effort on my part to help a person, and that person doesn’t seem to really want the help, even though they cried for help.  I get apathetic and jaded.  The temptation to complain to others arises, then when “no one wants to hear your problems” apathy sets in and we then give up, letting someone else handle the situation.  What is the Christian supposed to do?  

 

Aren’t you glad our Lord Jesus Christ did not get jaded.  He kept to the plan and his resolve to love this lost, mixed up world.

 

We are told that in the last days the love of many will grow cold. As Christians we are to let His love shine through us like never before.  We are also reminded that we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works (Ephesians  2:10).  These works were prepared by Christ for us to do. We need help to keep our perspective to do good to all men, especially to those of the household of faith. 

 

We must keep on, keeping on.  Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “We are to consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds.”  How are Christians supposed to encourage, spur others on to love and good deeds when we are only around each other a few moments each week at the best.  The answer is to make the effort to be around each other more. The phrase “not forsaking our own assembling together” is followed by “all the more”.  As the days get darker and the walk gets harder, our Lord has given us guidance.  His presence is realized as we seek Him daily through His Word, spend time with other Christians, pursue the Lord’s will with them, and minister to the world with them.   Our fellowship with each other helps us not to become jaded.

 

Do not grow weary in doing good (2 Thessalonians 3:13).

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