I joined a gym a few months ago. This particular gym was new and still had plenty of equipment available for work outs. But recently, since the new year has begun, it is hard to find an empty machine. Regardless, of the time of day, most machines were occupied by new gym members.
Each new member was working out with great vigor and expectation of good things on the horizon. But in the space of a few weeks, the number of members and available equipment has fallen back to normal. Sigh.
Most of us are like that about a new step in life. Excited and ready to start immediately! Yet, results in most areas of life are not seen immediately. You have to persevere. Stick to it. There is a slow, steady ploughing of a new endeavor. A ploughing that breaks through the initial problem areas and then a reworking to a workable plan. Success.
My encouragement this week is to encourage you to put your hand back on the plough. Whether you are ploughing spiritually, physically, or mentally.
Do not give up. Even in gardening, the fields have to be ploughed repeatedly until the soil is pliable, broken up and ready for the applied seed. Prepare your fields. Do your part.
Eventually, there will be a harvest. Remember, even a field that is not ploughed will break through with weeds. Seeds are everywhere. Plant what you want to grow.
Be diligent......hands steady on the plough, working toward the desired harvest in your life and the lives of others.
© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.