Planting and trusting

Are you tired of doing your best and giving it your all without getting the results you want?

I also feel that way sometimes with blogging and sharing the Gospel.

But today, the Gospel encourages us to keep on planting.

He said, “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.” — Mark 4:26-27

The Gospel tells us that our job is to keep planting and scattering seeds — whether in proclaiming the Word and the love of God, in doing good for others, or in chasing our dreams. We just have to keep on working and sowing and it is God who will cause our efforts to bear fruit. We may not know how or when, but we have to trust that God will cause the growth.

Also, our efforts may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Maybe sharing the Gospel to a loved one may not seem significant to his or her conversion. Maybe our little actions today may seem insignificant in reaching our dreams. 

But, the Gospel also encourages us that our seemingly insignificant actions today will add up and bless so many other people one day.

“It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.” — Mark 4:31-32

There may be days when you feel discouraged and insignificant. There may be days when you feel like giving up. But, keep planting and working anyway. Trust that God will cause the growth.