Today’s inspiration is tailor-made especially for you! If you are that person or person(s) or know someone that has a tendency to complain about working too hard, too much, too often or feel as though you’re spread too thin, then this message is for you!
The owner of a farm asked his children to work every day at the farm. Day after day, week after week, the son and daughter got up early and went to bed late. They worked seemingly harder than the people that were paid to work on their father’s farm. One day a friend of the owner of the farm stopped by. The friend observed how hard the son and daughter of the owner were working. But, he also heard the son and daughter complaining as they worked. Unfortunately, as they complained the crops were still not growing as fast as they desired and it seemed like the work was even harder. This went on for weeks. But, one day the son and daughter decided to stop complaining and simply do the work that they had been assigned. Almost immediately something happened! The work became more rewarding, the crops became healthier and began to grow much faster. The friend of the owner went to the farmer and said, “Why do you still make your son and daughter work so hard? The crops are growing and things seem to be okay now.” The Owner Of The Farm Replied: “What you didn’t understand was that I was NEVER Cultivating Crops, I have been Cultivating my Children!”
Moral Of The Story:
The more you complain, the harder the work becomes. But, when you humble yourself, focus on being faithful and doing the work, then you will see the benefits of growth and the satisfaction of your work!
Church, Jesus said in Luke 12:48, “When someone has been given much, much is required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” We have all been given much more than we deserve. (Ex. Life, energy, oxygen, food, clothing, transportation, family, jobs, and chance after chance….) We have also been entrusted with much more than we can afford to repay.
So, please listen well, my brothers and sisters, God is CULTIVATING US as He CARES for us, but He is CHALLENGING us to give our personal best without complaints, whining and/or grumbling!
Ask yourself the question: “Have my complaints led to a PROLONGED, PRESSURIZED and PAINFUL CULTIVATION PROCESS?” If so, “Let Me Stop Complaining and Do What I’ve been Assigned to do!”
Now, think on these things….
Yours in Christ,
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,