I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. (1 Corinthians 3:6-9, NASB)
The Lord had called me to a task, and in spite of personal misgivings and insecurities, I had obeyed. For four years I had done all He led me to do, all He enabled me to do, all I knew to do. I had worked hard. I had believed in the project and its importance. I had financed it with my own money.
The response: almost nothing. As near to nothing as one can get.
I spoke to the Lord about my discouragement, and He answered me. He said that I was planting seeds, and I’d have to trust Him and wait for the harvest.
That helped me see my entire life in a new light. I am planting seeds, trusting God for the growth and the eventual harvest.
Thank You, Father! How much light is shed by a simple word from You! How much broader and deeper is Your perspective!
Do not be discouraged by
small numbers in your work for the Lord.
Be content to plant seeds.
The harvest will come in His time.