God began to speak to me. He told me not to try to eat the fruit of my promise before it’s ready. Although I see it and know it’s for me, if I go before it’s time, I will be disappointed.
Some of us eat whatever is placed before us because we are so hungry and don’t care if it is fully mature.
Some of us realize that we have responded too quickly, but don’t say anything because we are prideful, don’t want to disappoint or waste what we have started.
Some of us will know immediately that we have made a mistake and abandon the entire promise.
Patience is a fruit of the spirit that we have to choose to use. Waiting on God’s timing can be gut wrenching, but allows Him to mature the promise into a tree of life that will bear fruit in every season.
Proverbs 13:12 (NKJV)
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
When we trust God’s process, He will fulfill His promise and it will always taste good! He promises that our trust will never end in lack.
Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
I encourage you, as you begin to see the fruit of your labor begin to produce, wait patiently on the Lord. Pray for His timing and maturity to be revealed that you may know when your harvest is ripe and ready. God is the one who gives increase and we want Him to multiply our fruit to the largest capacity. Don’t settle for what seems good on the outside, but is still hard and bitter on the inside. Don’t abort the promise because you couldn’t wait any longer. Don’t take in an immature crop because you want to please man.
Continue doing the good that He has set before you and your harvest will be ready soon! Your promise is almost ripe!
Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Father, we thank You that you are Lord of the harvest. Thank You for every promise that is a tree of life producing fruit that will remain. Forgive us for being impatient and going ahead of Your time. We want to taste Your goodness. Show us how to wait and continue to push forward without giving up. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!