It’s gonna be worth it some day…..

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!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Your insight blesses me!!! 😉

  2. mimi says:

    You are right, it is hard work to be a Christian, & to live out our faith, but our rewards & our eternal home far out weigh the work here. Thank you for post it was enlightening.

  3. Melanie says:

    I love this post, Sandy. It IS hard work to be a Christian and, in many cases, we will not understand why God called us to do something until we are with Him in heaven. Great insights!

  4. Faith says:

    Well said…great insight and wisdom here!!

  5. Classic Mama says:

    Isn’t that just the truth? When I pray, I totally want things in my timing and have to remind myself, daily, that it;s not up to or about me!

  6. Susan says:

    Thank you for this post. Thank you for sharing this blog w/the world! I stumbled across it some months ago, while searching for blogs by christian women. (The title is what grabbed my attention first.) : )
    I really enjoy reading what you have to share.

  7. Susanne says:

    Very well put. If only we could remember this in the midst of being impatient.

  8. Kathy says:

    amen! i need reminding all the time to be content where God has me.

    and i was just inspired to go out and get a few bulbs tomorrow!

  9. Lisa says:

    I just love this song, I had not heard of it before until my friend told me about your blog. That song really ministers to me. All we are really doing on this earth is preparing for our eternal home with Jesus Christ, He went to prepare a place for us and staying in relationship with Him is definitely worth eternal life with Him.

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