So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Galatians 6:9
All of my life, in every season, You are still God
A promise of God is like a seed that is planted into the ground, so they are also the harvest. As there is a process for a seed to germinate and grow, there is also a process for the promises of God to come to pass.
It’s true that we can get tired, lose hope and faith in the fulfillment of the promise: but we shouldn’t stop doing the right thing in the eyes of God. The right things in the eyes of God are: prayer, worship, serving, believing, loving, giving, etc. We all dream, wish and desire, and we all know that waiting can be hard, especially with hardship, tribulation, persecution and disappointment in our lives.
In previous blog entries, I’ve assimilated the purpose, the plans, the callings and the promises of God to pregnancy. This is because when a mother finds out she is pregnant, she gets excited. Even if her stomach is flat as a pancake, she begins to change her eating habits, she daydreams about the baby’s room, and yearns to hold the baby in her arms. She has a new hope and expectation but she still has to wait for the due date. The same is true when someone buys a plot of land: even with all the excitement in the world- they must wait! They need permits, blueprints from an architect, project managements to come on board, all to get the process started and then construction begins. Growing up my dad would always make smart remarks when I’d complain about waiting, he would say, from the beginning of time it’s always been so, if we must wait 9 months to be born- then you need to learn to wait too.
God has appointed times. He is the great architect. In God there are no coincidences, every just happens to be on His time clock, not ours. In His sovereignty, He acknowledged we would get tired, disappointed, or discouraged in the wait: it’s the very reason why He says in His word: continue to do good, in due time you will reap a harvest.
Remember, our brothers and sisters around the globe are also going through their trials and tribulations: there is a set time for everything, so lets keep doing the right things until God’s appointed time for us.
Lord God, thank you for your promises and for being faithful to your word. I ask you today to strengthen each person in their waiting season, heal their disappointments, root our bitterness and give them wisdom to use their time wisely. I pray this in Jesus mighty name. Amen.