Hey listen. IF we’re honest, we’ve all gotten caught up in checking the harvest looking for the blessings of others, instead of focusing on our own.
We tend to become “sour” by asking God “when will it be my turn” well, each time that happens, we delay what HE has in store. Perhaps “waiting” with a heart of expectation is what’s needed for you in this season.
We cannot level up by trying to count the blessings of everyone else. We can however show excitement and happiness toward them while we graciously wait our turn.
Imagine this. You’re in someone else's garden checking to see if their harvest is budding. While you're concerning yourself with their blessings, yours is left unattended. You run back to yours hoping to receive a harvest like your fellow neighbor, and you FAIL to put down your seeds correctly. You scatter the seeds about, but where and in what? Have you planted them in good fertile soil, are your seeds good? Because what you plant is as important as where you plant them. OR Are you planting them in shallow ground amongst the thorns?
Don't worry about the harvest of others. We don't know when, where or how they planted their seeds...You're only focusing on the end result and not the process.
The Parable of Matthew 13 talks about the farmer scattering seeds. Verses 19-23 says The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don’t understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts.20 The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. 21 But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word. 22 The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced. 23 The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”
Stop worrying about what others have. Focus on your garden, ensuring that the seeds you've planted fell on good soil, representing those who truly heed and understand God's word and produces a harvest of thirty, sixty or even a hundred times as much had been planted!
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