We exercise faith in the sowing & waiting season. Now that we are in the time of harvest, let’s be careful not to allow the tiredness of sowing & waiting cause us not to continue to put faith in Jesus for the harvest (Proverbs 10:5). When harvest is ready, the enemy will do all he can to distract you so that you lose sight of the harvest.
The God’s kingdom is like a man who scattered seed and sees a harvest he didn’t know about. He then puts the sickle to the grain. It is our responsibility to reap the harvest by continuing to put faith in the promises of God (Mark 4:26-29).
If we focus on the storm and not on the promise, we will be distracted and will not reap (Ecclesiastes 11:4).
No matter how many promises God has made, they are yes and amen in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20).
We must get aggressive in this season of harvest and fight for what God has given us (Matthew 11:12).
God is faithful even when we are not for He brings redemption to us even though we rebel against Him. He is always knocking and waiting for us to return to Him. He asks us to forget the past and pay attention to the new thing He is doing (Isaiah 43:14-19).
In order not to lose sight of the harvest:
1. Focus your faith – Are we familiar with the way God moves thus limiting Him to our expectation of how He will bring the harvest? It is good to remember victories of old but not limit the Lord to the past and instead, focus our faith on the new thing God is about to do. Let us not look back, but look forward unto the Lord.
2. Embrace what God is doing – When we embrace (take hold of / hold onto) God’s promises, we will see His Word manifesting in our lives. Prophet Elisha tells the woman she will embrace a son (2 Kings 4:16). Embrace wisdom tightly (Proverbs 3:18). Paul says that he presses on to lay hold of the promise (Philippians 3:12).
3. Visualize your harvest – Let us catch the God’s vision concerning us before it can manifest in our lives. Before Abraham could have children, God gave him a new vision according to the way He saw him, a father of many nations, even though Abraham looked at his servant as his heir (Genesis 15:5).
In this harvest season, we need to make sure that no distractions will cause us to lose the harvest God has promised.