Today we are conditioned to think in terms of instant gratification. We're the generation of the lunch-time face lifts and text messaging; we hate to wait for anything. Think about the last time you had to wait for something to arrive by "snail mail," or stand in line at the checkout counter. Now, here's where we get it wrong: We ecpect whatever God initiates through us to be completed-while we are still around to see the end result. Often we expect the people who are involved in our li present lives, to still be around when God starts moving us into our purpose and destiny. I never would have imagined that my daughter, Danielle, and husband, Tom would be gone from this world; and not live to see the work that God is now manifesting in my life.
We don't like it when He decides to continue the work through another person-or worse-another generation! But that's how God works. When God reveals something to you it's usually within the framework of what's already taken place before you came on the scene.
He told Moses, "I am the God of oyour father...of Abraham... Isaac, and Jacob." God had made certain promises to Moses' forefathers hundreds of years earlier, and now it was Moses' time to take his place in the plan of God. Accepting that you are a small link in a big chain can be humbling, but once Moses understood it he was able to connect with and focus on something bigger than himself.
Its not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What's important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work" ( 1 Cor. 3:7-8 NLT). The apostle Paul was the one who penned this afore-mentioned scripture. He chided the Corinthian Chruch for trying to exalt one apostle over another, so as to create some type of competition between them.
Pauls attitude and response was that each should have a sense of humility. He says: "So then neither he who plants is anything , nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase." In verse 9 Paul goes on to state that: "We are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building." With that in mind, God is the one who decides when and how much of that work in a particdular field, He will allow you to cultivate.
It's not important who does the planting, or who or who does the watering. What's important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you are not concerned about who carries the torch over the finish line. Whe, that's a "Selah " moment isn't it?
Well, have a blessed day, I saw flurries a second ago, but signs of spring are already visible in my yard, praise God.
Be Blessed and: "Don't ForgetTo Say Your Prayers."