Are you tired of doing the right thing and not being rewarded for it?
Doing the right thing is like planting a garden. Your good deeds are the seeds. You plant them as you go through life. Some grow up quickly and give you a good harvest. Others seem to take forever to mature. You watch every day, waiting for the fruit to ripen, wondering if harvest time will ever come.
Planting seed is hard work.
It’s discouraging when a well-nourished seed doesn’t develop as expected. It’s tempting to throw up our hands in despair and say, “I’m not planting any more seed. What’s the point?”
Don’t be misled by discouragement. Seeds will grow. Harvest day will come.
Every good decision you make is a seed. Every right attitude. Every prayer. Every honorable act.
Perhaps you’re waiting for a relationship harvest. Or payback for many hours worked on a project. Or a harvest of souls coming to Christ through your work and prayers. Whatever harvest you’re waiting for, remember these words from Paul –
“Don’t be weary in well-doing, for in due season you will reap if you don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
You might feel like giving up. But giving up on a godly idea is never a good idea. Every plant has its appointed harvest time. Not all crops grow at the same speed. Pray for patience and keep planting.
God says to the weary – “Don’t lose heart. Be faithful to Me and, and at the appointed time, I’ll see to it you have a good harvest.”