One of the things I love doing is grocery shopping. I love going to the supermarket and buying fresh produce to make salads, green smoothies or to snack on. I sometimes forget that before that fruit became available for me to buy and enjoy, it started off as a seed scattered into the ground. It was then nurtured and may have also endured various weather conditions.
This reminds me of all our dreams and hopes that God has placed in our hearts. So often, we think they would never come true or maybe they are not coming to pass because they are not in His will. We get discouraged and start falling into an attitude of defeat. Psalm 1:3 says;
“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields it’s fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever they do prospers.”
This scripture explains it all! Sometimes God allows us to wait and go through a process just like fruits do, so that we may experience the fullness of all His goodness for our lives. Just as fruits take time to grow before they become ripe for picking, the young and immature fruits must first go through a process. In order for them to be ripe for the picking, they have to endure the sun, rain, storm and wind. Through their perseverance in diverse weather conditions, they then become ready and ripe for the picking.
As the scripture above says, we are like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding fruit in season. Whatever we do, it prospers! Amen. My friend, I want to encourage you today that when God places dreams and hopes in your heart, they are not there by accident! Know that there will be a season of fruitfulness, we all just need to go through the process. Stay planted by the streams of His living waters, and believe that He who put those very dreams and desires in your heart will let them yield fruit in the right season. Enjoy and embrace all that comes along in the journey!
Aarksara : )