Planting Yourself to Harvest Your Soul

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9, NIV

I have friends that grew up on farms. I’ve visited their small hometown a couple twice, blessed to be welcomed as a member of the family at dinner tables and around campfires. Without them, I might never have helped grind and package freshly-butchered beef or hunted quail.

The intense activity required by a life in agriculture staggers me.

Early mornings, long hours and sleepless nights are all part and parcel of yielding enough to fill the mouths under one roof, let alone make a profit. The gritty, day-to-day toughness of sowing viable seed demands constant effort and tireless patience.

Without both, there is little hope.

St. Paul describes the correlation between faithful action and inevitable result in his letter to the church of Galatia. By continuing to work in spite of exhaustion, the fruits of determined labor are picked another time.

In order to benefit greatly, you must persevere greatly.

Be there when conditions are perfect and when they are challenging. Gather your strength every morning and apply every ounce of energy until your tank is empty at nightfall.

Repeat the cycle over and over until you gain what you’re after.

Nothing will be given to you. When something insists upon completion, get your hands dirty and finish it. Be diligent and bask in the sunshine of a job well done. Wipe the sweat from your brow and celebrate the checkmark on your “To Do” list for a minute.

You’ve accomplished what was asked of you.

Now get back at it.

Collecting the harvest is a task, too.


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