I spent about an hour this afternoon planting 50 bulbs back in my woods. They will bloom in early spring and then I can reflect upon the hard work and sweat I put in today. I will also get to enjoy their beauty at a later time….not right away, not today.
I got to thinking while I was planting how we live in such a “instant gratification”, “I want it now”, society. We work hard for something, but we want the results right away! That is why exercise and weight loss can be so difficult, it takes awhile, it takes time.
I think that is how I feel as a christian sometimes. I work hard in this life to honor God, yet I don’t see instant results. Sometimes I even wonder if it is all going to be worth it. I try to live my life in a way that pleases God, yet there are those moments when it’s hard, painful, not fun, and I wonder is it even worth it?
But then I am reminded about the ugly bulb I planted today. Some day it’s going to bloom into a lovely spring flower. It’s beauty and majesty will spread all over our forest floor. Yes, I do believe it’s all going to be worth it someday. I just forget sometimes, but, it’s those glimpses of God’s beauty I got today that help me know……..It’s gonna be worth it someday!