“Why isn’t my hard work paying off?” “Why doesn’t anything I try work?” “I’m working so hard, but my results are average.”
For God’s people, our results are not always a reflection of our results. Our results can be a reflection of our current season, of God’s favor or grace, or our seeds.
Hard work is not the most powerful seed.
Any workaholic would argue that point. For some, good works, hard work, and deeds are the beginning and the end of their spirituality. Feeding the homeless, voting and being a good citizen, and eating healthy. These are indeed “good” things but they do not reflect closeness with God, they reflect a conscience, maybe some empathy or kindness.
God-given dreams are driven by the fruits of the spirit. They are driven by the sovereignty of God.
The most powerful seeds are gratitude, humility, worship, the fear of God, awe, and faith.
Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
Stop trying so hard. By trying so hard, I mean, relieve yourself of the duty of getting results. God is the beginning middle and the end. We all plant seeds and some waters them, but God is the one who makes things grow. That responsibility of results is His alone.
God is not opposed to stillness or rest.
Grasp the knowledge of God’s identity. He is a very transformative element in the physical world. Completely reconstructing one thing into another. Earth, fire, water, air. Know that God is not just a soft pillow to cry on. His nature and identity are grand and dynamic. Meanwhile, you’re losing sleep and your faith is in your work and not God’s divinity.
God has complete knowledge and understanding, He wrote the fineprint. There are details specificities to your being, your vision, your life.
The question isn’t, “why isn’t my hard work paying off?”- it’s not even a question, it is a statement:
God, thank you for that which abounds but are not yet tangible.