If you are anything like me, being patient is not easy. And it is especially hard for me to be patient with my dreams.
That dream of a blog with a platform to encourage thousands of women.
That dream of starting a ministry.
That dream of getting married.
That dream of writing a book.
Those dreams that seem to be taking waaaay too long. Well, in my naive, limited human opinion
But listen to what God says;
” With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day. God isn’t late with his promise as some measure lateness… He’s giving everyone space and time to change.” – 2 Peter 3:9
I might be in a hurry, but God is always on time.
I might be anxious, but God is always calm.
I might think I am ready, but God says,“not just yet, daughter.”
He is never late or early in keeping His promises.
He is always ON TIME
So, what can we do while in the waiting? We can prepare by planting seeds of faithfulness in our life.
The “seed and harvest” cycle is a way of life for progress to occur. When farmers plant seeds they EXPECT it to harvest when the time is right. We are farmers of our dreams and every day we are planting seeds for our future.
When can choose to plant seeds of joy and happiness when we want to be bitter
We can choose to plant seeds of service and generosity when we don’t feel like helping
We can choose to plant seeds of faith, trust, and belief in the midst of fear and doubt
We can choose to plant seeds of boldness and expectation in the midst of confusion
However, we also must be aware of the GAP time of planting those seeds and harvest. The time in between can be miserable and extremely difficult, but also necessary. During this time is God working on our hearts- even when we can’t see it. This time is where our hearts are refined. We grow as leaders. We grow as women of faith. We grow as mothers, daughters and wives as we wait. Then, when the time for the harvest comes, we will be prepared.
So, at the end of my day, sometimes it isn’t about how many items I checked off my list, how many blog followers I have, LIKES on Facebook, or how many pages I wrote in my book
Sometimes, it just about knowing I did my best to plant as many seeds as I could to help nurture those dreams- seeds of love for others and love for my God
Because by the Law of Harvest and by the Law of God’s Perfect Timing, I WILL reap the blessings when the time is right, and so will you.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”