If you’ve ever planted a garden you know it’s hard work. It takes time and dedication. You can’t just throw some seeds on the ground and expect to reap a harvest. You have to cultivate the soil, plant your seeds (in the proper season), water, weed and feed your plants. Nature will do the rest.
Sowing and reaping take time. Instead of learning the benefits of “delayed gratification” we have become a culture of “instant gratification”. Don’t lose your patience in the waiting. Good things DO come to those who wait.
It’s easy to become weary when we don’t see the fruit of our labor, be it physical or spiritual, but God has a perfect timetable. Some plants take longer to produce than others. God is not delaying your answer to prayer, He is growing it to perfection. Trust His timing.
Phillipians 1:6 tells us, “He who began a good work in You will bring it to completion.” I am thankful God is patient with me in the process. What if He gave up on us if we didn’t meet His expectations? None of us would survive. And yet, too often we are ready to give up on God’s promises to us, on our dreams, on the lost, because we don’t understand the waiting.
Your situation is NOT hopeless, no matter how desperate it seems. Do your best and trust the rest to The Father.
Pray: Lord, thank You for Your perfect timing. Forgive me when I grow weary. Remind me that I will reap a harvest IF I do not give up. Give me the motivation to see things to completion. Thank You for Your faithfulness.