Patience to Receive a Harvest

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

It takes time for seeds to grow. Of course, farmers wish this wasn’t true. They would love to plant seeds one day and reap a harvest the next. But, through experience, they know they must plant seeds and then wait for a harvest.

Jesus taught that there is a process in growing crops: “The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle” (Mark 4:28-29).

This principle applies to every area of our lives, even for spiritual things. We all wish we could reap our harvests instantly. But the waiting process is inevitable, just as it is for a farmer. Through life experiences, we, too, learn that there is a season to sow and a season to reap, separated by a time of waiting.

However, many people get discouraged or even give up when they don’t see immediate results. They want to sow today and reap tomorrow. But that just doesn’t happen.

Reaping a harvest is a process of time. We must plant our seeds and then be persistent and patient in faith, fully expecting that God will bring our harvest…in His time!

Today, make sure you are sowing seeds into God’s Kingdom. Be a faithful sower, always remembering the importance of waiting, always trusting in Him. He has promised that you will reap a harvest in due season.

Continue to have faith, and don’t give up! Remember: “The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”