Do you ever wonder if you are really making a difference for Christ?
Maybe you have been praying for a friend or family member to know Christ for years. Or maybe you have been trying to lead by example and make a positive difference in someone's life but you don't see any change in them.
Sometimes I even feel that way with my children. I strive to teach them Christian values and model character qualities that I want them to learn. But some days I wonder if it is even sinking in!
You might be asking yourself:
Am I doing enough?
Should I keep trying?
Am I doing something wrong?
I was feeling that way recently and God reminded me in a unique way that I had it all wrong.
Love it when God uses everyday things to teach us life lessons!
We have a hydrangea bush in the landscaping of our front yard. The bush itself looks healthy and grows. However It has sat there dormant for years and hasn't produced any flowers. No matter how we care for it or what we tried, it would never bloom. We had kind of given up on it and talked about digging it up, but hadn't made work of it yet.
One day this summer I noticed some buds forming on the bush. A short time later it produced beautiful pink flowers for the first time ever and I have been enjoying them for the last month. If I had given up on it, I wouldn't have these beautiful flowers to enjoy!
God reminded me that it is my job to keep planting seeds & watering them…even if I don't see the flowers right away.
It is up to God to make the seeds grow into beautiful flowers.
If you are planting seeds…then you ARE doing the job that God called you to do & you are making a difference! You may never personally see the seed blossom and flower but that doesn't mean it will never happen.
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." – Robert Louis Stevenson
Never give up planting and watering seeds for Christ!
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