Here’s a bit of trivia for your day; Did you know that a macadamia nut tree takes 15 years to bear but then produces a harvest 5 times in a season? Crazy isn’t it! I was wondering how many people have cut the tree down before they knew this?
The next day, as he left Bethany, Jesus was feeling hungry. He noticed a leafy fig tree in the distance, so he walked over to see if there was any fruit on it, but there was none—only leaves (for it wasn’t yet the season for bearing figs). Jesus spoke to the fig tree, saying, “No one will ever eat fruit from you again!” And the disciples overheard him. Mark 11:12-14 TPT
As I was meditating on this passage, I heard the Lord say, “I cursed the tree because it didn’t respond to the hunger in me. The tree knew me for I created it. Because it failed to respond to my need, it would never bear fruit again for anyone. You too were created to bear fruit for me in response to my presence.”
That is a sobering thought right there. I love sitting with the Lord as He shows me things, but it always brings me to a place of reflection. Am I bearing fruit, Lord? How do I respond to Your presence? Are you satisfied with me? Does my love overflow onto others? Do others see You reflecting from me? Is my light evident?
There are many who have given up on a promise or perhaps a person simply because they haven’t seen anything happen. Please, please, please don’t give up! Respond to His presence regardless of what it looks like in the natural. Respond to His promises for He is forever faithful.
Hear the Word of the Lord. If you sow a seed and patiently wait for it to yield expecting the harvest, you will reap in abundance to the full till it overflows. Don’t burn the tree. Understand it’s season.