Two words jumped out at me “weary” and “give up!” I have seen Christians do both over the years, they become weary and they give up and it is very sad. In classical times the word was used to describe how a bow is ‘unstrung’ when the archer was through using it. People can get ‘unstrung’ too. But Paul would have believers to keep their courage and win their reward! I know that when I have felt weary it is because I have been depending to much on my own strength and not relying on the Lord’s strength. One thing the years have taught me is that it is not about how smart you are or how talented you are – it all comes down to how much faith you have to trust God to use you as His servant. For He will fill in the gaps and give you what you need! Let’s not forget it is not how we start that counts but how we finish.