The Bible tells us Do not grow weary in doing good because in due season you shall reap. (Galatians 6:9)
If you have being doing good and you are wondering when your due season shall come so that you can reap, I would like to tell you that God is the One Who knows your due season and the exact moment to repay you.
We can see this from how He repaid Mordechai in the morning he needed it the most. Click here to learn more it in When Shall It Be Given Back To Me?
We can see another example of a person who did not get tired doing good and reaped his harvest in the right season from Cornelius.
Cornelius was a centurion of the Italian Regiment and a devout man who feared God and Gave alms generously and always prayed to God. (Acts 10:2)
One day he saw a vision of an Angel of God who told him, Your prayers and your alms have come up before God. (Acts 10:4)
The Angel then told him to send for Simon Peter who was living in Joppa in a house by the sea with a tanner also called Simon.
Cornelius sent 2 servants and a soldier to Joppa and as they approached the city, Peter went to the housetop to pray. He became hungry and fell into a trance in which he saw heaven open and a large sheet descending to him. The sheet held all kinds of four-footed animals, wild beasts, creeping animals and birds.
A voice then told him to kill and eat them. Peter replied saying, he had never eaten anything unclean.
The voice told him What God has cleansed you must not call common. (Acts 10:15) This scenario was repeated 3 times and the object was taken back into heaven.
As Peter pondered the meaning of the vision he had seen, the men who had been sent by Cornelius arrived at the gate of the house he was living in.
The Spirit informed him that 3 men were looking for him and he was to go with them without doubting.
Peter went down to meet the men and they told him that Cornelius had been divinely instructed to summon him to his house. The next day Simon Peter accompanied by some people left Joppa for Caesarea.
They arrived in Caesarea the following day and found Cornelius had invited his relatives and close friends. Simon Peter told them, "You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish person to keep company with someone of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean." (Acts 10:28)
Paul then begun to preach saying, "In truth I perceive that God is not a respector of persons. But in every nation every person who fears him and does righteousness is accepted by Him." (Acts 10:34-35)
He then preached about Jesus Christ, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power; How He went about doing good and healing those who were oppressed by the devil; How He was killed by hanging on a tree and how God raised Him up on the third day.
He went on to tell them that through the name of Jesus whoever believes in Him receives remission of sins.
As Peter was preaching, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard him. Those who had come with Peter from Joppa were surprised because the gift of the Holy Spirit has been poured out on the Gentiles for they heard them speaking in tongues and magnifying God. Peter then commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 10:1-48)
Thus we can see that by continuing to do good by giving alms generously and Praying without ceasing, Cornelius reaped.
He reaped in a very big way because Jesus Christ had left the Church under Simon Peter. Simon was therefore a very important man to be summoned by any Jewish person to come into their home.
In addition, as Simon Peter stated it was unlawful for a Jewish person to keep company with a non-Jew. It was therefore a great miracle for Simon Peter to be summoned to come to the house of a Gentile and to come.
Furthermore, as Simon Peter preached in his home, Cornelius also reaped when the Holy Spirit fell on all those who were listening and they were baptized in the name of Jesus.
Therefore do not grow weary in doing good regardless of whether your good is praying, giving alms or saving lives for in due season you shall surely reap because that is what is written in God's Word.