In my experience,,, there is one basic truth that is pretty much universal in this world !!!
Effort = Reward
There are all kinds of rewards,,, mental,,, spiritual,,, financial,,, physical,,, praise,,, accomplishment,,, satisfaction,,, promotion,,, happiness- You name a reward and there is most probably an effort requirement behind it !!!
It also applies that,,, The greater the effort,,, The greater the reward for accomplishment !!!
In the Bible the point is : (2 Corinthians 9:6) whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Growing up on a farm,,, I learned this concept early on- We raised animals and crops,,, if we didn’t feed the animals and care for their well-beings (effort) as they grew, they would not develop and provide for our family- The same with the crops,,, no planting,,,, no harvesting,,, no watering,,, no harvesting,,, no harvesting,,, no food for the animals and family on the farm- Pretty basic ,,, no effort,,, no rewards ,,, food, shelter, clothing, money, happiness !!! Life !!!
So what’s my point ??? In this world, right now, of unrest, political upheaval, lost jobs, separated families, financial hardships and pretty much hopeless outlooks,,, what can we do ???
Well,,, we have to look past what is now and find a reward we want for the future !!! Something we can work toward and cling to, focus on and depend on to give us back our hope and direction !!!
My hope is in Jesus Christ,,, but that, as well, takes effort,,, He just doesn’t happen- I need to study his word,,, believe in what he is (Son of God) and believe he can save me and give me back my hope and peace- I need to talk with him (Pray) and listen for his response and guidance (Conviction) above the noise of this world- I must also take action to follow his guidance and repent and change what he convicts me of !!! Because he is not of this world, he will take us out of this world,, both now spiritually and in the future heavenly ,,, but I have to make the effort to achieve his rewards !!!
If you make the effort and believe and accept him,,, you will reap bountifully and the problems of today will not necessarily go away,,, but you will be able to deal with them with a peaceful happy heart-
I guarantee, that if you turn to him, he will provide you simple answers to the most difficult of your problems and worries !!!
Believe me it works !!!
God Bless Your Day !!!