Today is a day when we are led to believe that we will always reap the benefits of what we do. Historically, that has occurred but is often inaccurate. Many have worked hard, only for someone else to reap the benefits.
The Bible records a great leader named Moses in the book of Exodus. He had the grueling task of leading the most ungrateful people, the Israelites (God’s chosen people), through the wilderness to the Promised Land. He ran into road block after road block. The sad part was that he died before the Israelites reached their destination. Joshua reaped the benefits.
Maybe you are reading this and have the idea that life is a bed of roses, but the songwriter said that every rose has its thorn. It’s okay if we do our part and never see the reward. It is not always our place to reap the blessing. The ultimate blessing is knowing that we have been obedient to the Lord. Expect road blocks, delays, and opposition. But rest assured that they are a part of the process. No one appreciates victory who did not have to fight for it.