Mature through the Manure
But he replied to him, Leave it alone, sir, [just] this one more year, till I dig around it and put manure [on the soil]. Luke 13:8 (AMP)
Let’s face it. Everyone will have to deal with poo.
-people with bad attitudes
-machines that malfunction when you’re under a deadline
-a detail that someone else forgot and now you get to fix
But remember, it’s the poo that sweetens your fruit. God is looking for us to bare spiritual fruit in every season and every situation of your lives. We cannot say to Him… “I’ll produce faith, temperance, and kindness just as soon as this is over.” That is weakness talking! That is saying to God you cannot do the work and walk in the spirit at the same time. Do you have to resort back to your carnal nature in order to be productive?
God commands us to be strong IN Him because He has given us success and victory. Anybody can give up and go the carnal way. It takes strength to stay in the Spirit and press through to victory.
Tap into that inner strength and mature through the manure.
Success and Progress!
Taken from Serving, Leading and Loving, a survival guide for Kingdom leaders.