Make a careful exploration of who
you are and the work you have been
given, and then sink yourself into that.
Don't be impressed with yourself.
Don't compare yourself with others.
Each of you must take responsibility for
doing the creative best you can with your own life.
Be very sure now, you who have been
trained to a self-sufficient maturity, that you
enter into a generous common life with
those who have trained you, sharing all the
good things that you have and experience.
Don't be misled: No one makes a fool of God.
What a person plants, he will harvest.
The person who plants selfishness,
ignoring the needs of others--ignoring God!-
harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to
show for his life is weeds!
But the one who plants in response to God,
letting God's Spirit do the growth
work in him, harvests a crop of real life,
So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good.
At the right time we will harvest a
good crop if we don't give up, or quit.
Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance,
let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the
people closest to us in the community of faith.
GALATIANS6:4-10 the message