Sometimes it can take a while to finally see the fruits of your labor. But if you are diligent in caring for your seeds, you can reap a plentiful harvest
It is summa- summa- summertime!
And one of everyone’s favorite things about the summer is having some nice, cool watermelon! Give me my watermelon and leave me alone!
This reminds me of a story about a young boy (Jimmy) who was intrigued by the process of growing his own watermelon. Jimmy’s dad would always bring a fresh watermelon home from work, and in each one were so many seeds.
After eating his watermelon one day, Jimmy decided to take one of the seeds and plant it in the ground. The excitement. The mystery. The anticipation of finally growing his very own watermelon.
Every day, Jimmy would check on his prized possession only to find nothing. After a while, a small plant began to break through the ground. You wanna talk about excitement?!?! Jimmy didn’t know what to do with himself!
After a few days of just seeing the small plant, Jimmy got anxious and pulled it out of the ground. To his disappointment, that was the end of his summer’s dream of growing his very own watermelon.
What Jimmy didn’t understand is what a lot of us had to learn over time. There was a planting time, caring time, and harvesting time for his watermelon.
In the same way, there is a planting time, caring time, and harvesting time for our success with money. Planting time generally starts with a decision. You first have to make the decision that you will be wise with your money.
Your coach will generally give you good advice that you can put into practice to help get you going. The caring time can be the make or break time for a lot of people.
That’s when you’re following your coach’s advice, but things may not seem to be moving as quickly as you may like. That’s when it’s crucial to trust the process so that you will actually make it to harvest time.
Harvest time is when you can see fruits of your hard work. That’s when you call your coach and he gives you that coveted “go ahead” to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
The next summer, Jimmy learned his lesson; he was able to plant, care for, and harvest his very own watermelon. Jimmy listened to his dad’s (his coach’s) advice to be patient with the process, and it made all the difference in the world!
Jimmy grew the best watermelon that he’d ever tasted.
Galatians 6: 9: So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.