Re:Verse passage – 2 Corinthians 9:6-12 (day two)
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Vs. 6
Have you ever been asked to run for office? Whether student council or some other position it takes effort on your part to succeed. You have to talk to people, invest time in the campaign, and show why you would be worthy of the office. When we don’t invest greatly it is not a surprise if the outcome is defeat. Losing hurts, no doubt, but being convinced of our purpose should cause us to double down and give of ourselves to the effort. Nobody wants to spend time and energy in something only to have it not work out, and that is why we sometimes hold back. We don’t want to be hurt.
We shouldn’t approach our faith journey with the same mindset. We are loved by Jesus, the victory is won. That doesn’t guarantee there won’t be challenges, but it should hopefully reframe our mindset. Love big, serve with abandon, and trust fully.