In agriculture, the average wait time between planting the seed and harvesting the crop is about 4-5 months. Though there are times when the harvest is delayed, the farmer consistently waters and fertilizes to ensure the ground or environment is just right to mature the seeds he planted. He is confident that what he has sown into the ground will produce a harvest at the appointed time. Does this process sound familiar?
When we think of our own lives, we too, can recognize a waiting period between when we initially pray for something and when it actually manifest. At times, it seems like the longer we wait, the more doubt grows in our hearts. But, Galatians 6:9 promises us that if we consistently do good; and not grow weary, we would reap the harvest that is purposed for us. We must be like farmers who continually water the environments where the seeds were planted. The ground or soil is the farmer’s environment.
For us, it may be our heart, mind, or even our homes. So I ask, what is the condition of your environment? Are you consistently watering your faith seed with God’s Word or have you allowed weeds of doubt to choke out your harvest? Your due season is upon you, so now is not the time to faint. Believe God. Remember, you SHALL reap if you faint not. Rewards are not for seasonal saints; it’s for those who faithfully endure and is willing to wait for their due season.
Here are a few Bible verses that will water your faith seed and strengthen your heart while you wait on your harvest. Be sure to consistently meditate on these Bible verses throughout the week. You may even consider committing them to memory. They are as follows:
- Galatians 6:9 NIV – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
- Hebrew 10:35 NIV – So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV – Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
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