Know the "how" of the harvest. Whatever you sow you will reap. So, in the midst of your daily grind make sure you sow spiritual seeds that will produce a profitable harvest. Know what kind of harvest you want and be sure you sow those seeds each day. Act - don't react. To grow in the grind - sow in the grind.
Second, know the hope of the harvest. There WILL be a harvest. It always comes - so live like it. Don't live for immediate gratification, be patient and work toward the harvest every day. Keep doing the right things. Obey everyday. Serve every day. Surrender every day. Pray every day. Read the Word every day. Fellowship with believers every day. Even in the grind of your daily routine show up and make preparation for the harvest. To grow in the grind - show up in the grind.
The third principle is based on verse 10:
“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” V. 6:10
To grow in the grind - glow in the grind.
What did the Apostle Paul know about growing weary in well-doing?
“Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone With out food; I have been cold and naked. Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.” II Corinthians 11:23-28
Let me ask you this, “Where would we be today if Paul would have grown weary in well-doing and given up?”
You don’t know how many people are depending on you to not give up! There are people who can only be reached by you and if you give up they may not be reached!
You don’t know how many people are watching your life to see if your faith is real of if you will give up when life gets too tough. They believe in you and they want to believe in your God – if you don’t give up!
God is planning a great harvest for you! It is closer than you think! It is yours unless you quit!
You won’t find any books on Amazon with the title – great people who gave up and quit!
How many of you have ever heard of Dr. Samuel Langley? He was competing with Wright Brothers to invent a mechanical flying machine. Although he was funded with a government grant and had a larger crew assisting him, he eventually quit and the Wright Brothers kept experimenting. They believed a harvest was coming – and it did!
How many of you have heard of George Westinghouse. He was competing with Thomas Edison to perfect the incandescent light bulb, he couldn't find the right filament material and quit. Edison experimented with thousands of materials until he found a long-lasting one. Edison believed a harvest was coming – and it did!
Noah worked every day for 120 years before he got the benefit of his work. He believed the day of delivery was coming – and it did!
Moses wandered 40 years in the desert before the Promised Land, and he didn’t even get into enter in. But he believed the harvest was coming!
Abraham waited over a quarter of a century for God’s promise to be fulfilled. He believed God’s promise and knew a son was coming!
Joseph spent several years in prison after being falsely accused before he was promoted to Pharoah’s main man. A day of harvest literally came for him and he saved his family and his nation!
HERE’S THE TRUTH – MOST OF LIFE IS LIVED IN THE GRIND – SO, THE GRIND WILL EITHER GET YOU OR IT WILL GROW YOU!
IF YOU KNOW THE "HOW "OF THE HARVEST YOU WILL GROW!
IF YOU SOW IN THE GRIND YOU WILL GROW!
IF YOU GLOW IN THE GRIND YOU WILL GROW!