The Word of God is full of sowing, reaping, and God’s TIMING. I have seen a lot of people who have stopped in the middle of their race because they couldn’t see the big picture. They felt weary in what they saw with physical sight instead of relying on faith. Faithfulness in every season is the challenge of all challenges.
For everything there is a season. For everything there is an appointed time.
“An let us not be weary in well doing for in the DUE SEASON we will reap if we faint not.”
We have to learn to embrace God’s timing for our harvest. His timing is perfect; His timing is what we need. God is not held by time. He does not have to obey the laws of time like we do.
Trust His timing.
If you reap too early the fruit is bitter, if you reap too late the fruit is rotten.
God knows this and is perfecting the timing of your harvest. Even the physical farmer has to depend on God’s timing. The farmer sows his seeds and tends to them, but ultimately, he must rely on God to make the sun to shine and bring the rain.
My job is to make sure I am planting seeds of faith. Sowing seeds of faith takes work. Sowing seeds of faith takes effort. Sowing your seed will require action from you. It will require work. Faith without works is dead.
If I just stand stagnant in the spirit, my seed of faith is never planted. My seed can’t produce a harvest without being planted.
What I keep in my hands will eventually be lost,
but what I put in the hands of God will be multiplied.
I heard a beautiful quote it said, “What I held I lost, but what I gave to God I still have.”
There is a part of the process that the farmer leaves in the hands of God. He must wait for his harvest to come. Waiting is one of the most frustrating things for anyone. But the good news is that you never have to wait alone. God is always with you while you wait. He strengthens you when you lean on Him. We must keep our eyes on Him and not lose focus of what is important.
“But as for me, I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.”
What will you do in between harvests?
What will you do while you wait?
Look deep inside and ask yourself, am I really waiting on God? Am I really being patient for my harvest, or am I trying to get it in my own timing? In my own way?
Am I waiting on God’s harvest for me or am I trying to bring home a harvest that God never intended for me to have?
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
This was a promise the Lord had made and it would be fulfilled in His timing. Your harvest will surely come, just wait for it! God made sure that for every season there would be an opportunity for a harvest.
The bride of Christ will not go without!
While you are waiting on the harvest, will you still be planting? We have to get the attitude: while I am waiting, I am still planting. We have to get into the habit of continually sowing our faith. When you can’t see the harvest, will you still be planting seeds of faith?
The season for harvest is coming!
Don’t get weary in the waiting.
Quit questioning the harvest God has promised you and just believe Him to bring it to pass in His timing.
Mandy Fender is a wife, mother, youth pastor, and women’s pastor who loves to share the good news of Jesus Christ. When she is not writing and spinning tales, she is spending time with her family and church family. She’s a book lover, animal lover, and most importantly a Jesus lover. She lives in the great state of Texas with her family and mean-mugging bulldog Ziggy Zoo. Current books she has authored are Beautifully Broken, Pretty Little Truths, and Defier: The Girl Who Stood.
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