“And let us not be weary in well doing—“ Galatians 6:9 Weary and worn from his ten year fight against the slave trade in England, a discouraged William Wilberforce opened his Bible in search of inspiration. As he leafed through it a small note fell to the floor. It was a letter written from John Wesley just before he died. The note said: “Unless the divine power has raised you up–I see not how you can go through your glorious enterprise in opposing that (abominable practice of slavery), which is the scandal of religion, of England, and of human nature. Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the oppostion of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? Oh, be not weary of well-doing. Go on in the name of God, and in the power of His might.” That was just what Wilberforce needed to renew his vigor. We need that reminder as well. Every great enterprise has its difficulties. If we truly give ourselves to the pursuit of God’s will we can expect opposition and obstacles, but we must keep going. We might grow weary in the work, but we should not grow weary of the work. We all go through difficult and discouraging days. It is essential that we keep our focus on God and draw from the resources He provides, never fogetting that “in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” It is always too soon to quit.