Most of us in the West are not farmers. The 525,600 minutes in a year are not measured by plowing, planting, waiting, and harvesting. But our seasons of life, the time we invest in ourselves, personally or at work, very much is defined by these activities.
If you’re in a season of growth, you may not need to drive a plough everyday. But driving and managing change may very well result in the same frustration and fatigue. And while most work does not have a one-to-one correlation to agriculture (unless of course, you happen to work in agriculture), “abundant food” requires a lot of work, nurturing and active waiting. You won’t see the outcome of your effort right away. You may even think that your investment in your project or team or company has been all for naught. But take hope. After some time, you will begin to see the first sprouts of harvest.
Hard work brings results.
“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.” Proverbs 12:11