I was driving through some farm country yesterday and it reminded me of how farming or gardening is like spiritual growth.
Crops bear fruit in due season, so it is with our lives. We need to be patient with the fruit of the spiritual journey just as the gardener is patient with the fruit from the garden.
So often we want to rush our spiritual growth and have the results now. It just doesn't work that way. We need to trust that God is working in our lives and will bear the fruit he wants when he wants.
Just as the gardener waters, fertilizers and tends to his or her plants so God is tending to our souls. Trust and be patient, fruit will be born in our lives.