Therefore, brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.
The time it takes for a seed to grow into a plant that eventually bears good fruit requires patience many of us haven’t cultivated. We live in a right-here-right-now kind of world, and if we don’t get results quickly enough, we’re often too discouraged to keep going or give up altogether for a different route.