It’s so easy for us to equate what we do to what we see. While being a prisoner for the lord, it can seem very tiring and unrewarding. Contrary to the ways of the world, there aren’t always immediate returns on what you choose to pour out. However, we all know that one apple seed yields multiple trees. That one word spoken to encourage another, can shift a multitude of generations.
Trust me, I get it. You’re tired of pouring out and you’re ready to see a return. But patience is a virtue that’s deeply rewarded in God’s Kingdom. So as you wait for the coming harvest, let me share this one piece of wisdom to help you endure…
When you find yourself questioning your pour, remember who and what you’re doing it for.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
Colossians 3:23-24 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."
Galatians 6:9 NIV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
How did God introduce you to a life of servanthood? What was it about serving then, that brought you much joy? How can you use that, to kindle your fire now?