Grow Where You Are Planted
Fall has arrived and many of us are anticipating everything that comes with this time of year. Milder temperatures, baseball playoffs, and pumpkin spice lattes are a few favorites. It’s also harvest time. Farmers gather the crops they planted and tended to months prior. We get to enjoy the fruit of their labor – pumpkins, butternut squash, carrots –so many delicious fall foods.
In life, we look forward to enjoying the harvest of our hard work. The rewards can be career advancement, security for our families, publishing a book, reaching our goals and dreams whatever they may be. But before there is a harvest, there has to be a growing season.
The growing season takes patience. Just like the farmer who fertilizes and works the ground, we find ourselves working long hours, investing our energy and resources. When our plan is moving forward, we are optimistic. But obstacles and setbacks can leave us dissatisfied or discouraged.
I’d like to encourage you to continue to grow wherever you are in life. Whatever the challenge, don’t give up. Instead, be consistent and persistent. God will bless you because you did not stop.
In Luke 18, Jesus tells the parable of a persistent widow who asked an unfair judge for help again and again until he granted her request. Verse 7 tells us that if an unfair judge will do that, God will do so much more. We can be confidant that He will come through for us.
Here are a few things we can do to get through tough times:
Flex our Faith and believe that God has a plan for our lives.
Meditate on God’s word and apply it to our situation.
Have a conversation with God. He will speak to you and guide you through the storm.
Let’s remind ourselves to keep our eyes on the prize. After the growing season is Harvest!
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