Stay faithful. Even when it hurts, even when you don't see the fruit...even when it's the last thing you feel like doing...even then...lean into God with your entire personality and allowing God's joy to be your strength...allow Him to work on your heart...keep from bitterness...keep from doubting...from giving up and growing weary...because I'm due time you will see the reward. You will see the results of your faithfulness...you will see the fulfilment of the promises...you will see promotion...you will see turn around.
So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit. Gal 6:9 (Msg)
You see because our God is a faithful God. He never slumbers...He never sleeps...He never tires of doing good...He never leaves us...never forsakes us...He always always loves...and He rewards those who diligently seek Him. Right now it certainly may not look like things are ever gonna change. It may seem as if you will always be the one overlooked...the one on the sidelines...the one making all the sacrifices...the one with no real prospects of destiny whilst every Tom, Dick and Holy Harry around you is somehow living "sexy...glam jam" Christianity. But be patient...just a little longer...because things will surely change. It really IS Gods good pleasure to bless us...to lavishly crown us with His very best...to delight us with His loving tender care and to blow our minds with His glorious mouth dropping plans for us...and if truth be told He's not even doing it because we may have laboured much - yes He surely rewards faithfulness woop woop...but ultimately it's because He is so GOOD!
SO even though you may not see this currently happening with your natural eyes be confident that where you are right now...however cocooned...however hidden...however insignificant...however painful...or boring...or demotivated you may get...pleeeeease be sure of this...your character and your heart is being worked on...your hunger and ability to worship is being cultivated...your capacity to love is being stretched...and truly speaking most often than not these precious purgings can only happen in the valleys.
Yet your mountain top is coming. It's coming, it's coming...IT'S COMING! Be encouraged. God is not a man that He should lie. He said He watches over His word to see its fulfilment. He assures us that He will do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can ever ask or imagine. He tells us that His thoughts towards us are altogether good, to give us a hope and a future. And He is surely doing this - behind the scenes destiny is brewing. And though destiny may not necessarily look quite like you had envisaged, He sees the bigger picture and God knows the path that is best for you. He will do it...100%...without a shadow of doubt. He will in His perfect timing pluck you out of obscurity and elevate you...because as you have served...and perservered in your faithfulness...as you have laid down your desires and kept your gaze on Jesus...as you have trusted in His goodness and His limitless love...you have built up for yourself a character that God can truly trust...and even as you have abandoned yourself to Him...humbled yourself before Him...He will be the one to exalt you.
So, be expectant beautiful and faithful one...your reward is coming. X