Two Factors That Delay Your Reward

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. - Hebrews 11:6

The Time Factor

Since there is a lapse of time between when we sow and reap, it is easy to lose the connection between our actions and the results of those actions. There is a direct connection between the two; however, we are often blind to that connection.

The Noise Factor

In addition to the time factor, there is also a noise factor that contributes to the disconnect. The noise factor is the amount of other actions that you are taking that are not in alignment. Instead of corresponding action, our actions are sometimes in direct contradiction to what we want or just not supportive. This noise factor makes it more difficult to see the clear connection between our actions and the results that we are getting.

Re-Connect Through Diligence

Since these two factors, lapse of time and noise, are at work in our lives; we must have diligence to re-establish our awareness of the connection. We know that God always tells the truth, so, we are rewarded for diligently seeking Him. Thus, if you are not seeing these rewards, make sure that you are being diligent in your pursuit of God and His Word.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. - John 10:10
We know from the Bible that God's intentions are to bring us the fullness of life. If we are not receiving the fullness of life, then, we know that the problem is on our side. One of the ways for us to re-connect to the blessings that God has for us is to re-connect to the Old Testament. We know that Jesus is a fulfillment of the Law; thus, it is helpful for us to understand the benefits of following that Law.

Since we are righteous through Jesus, we have access to those blessings even if we don't live sin-free.

  • First, you must confess and repent of those sins. 
  • Then, we must receive God's promises. 

We are to put God into remembrance of His promises for you. Promises of His good plan for your life, plans to prosper you and not to harm you.
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. - Isaiah 43:25,26
To make sure that we are following God's laws and repenting when we don't takes diligence. Don't let time and noise deceive you into giving up on living God's best.
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