God has a timetable for every seed we plant, but His timetable is not always our timetable. Sometimes the “due season” means a quick return. Sometimes it means a process or a slow return that may take years, even a lifetime.
But we can count on three things. First, God will cause a harvest to come from the seeds we plant. Second, God is never early or late. He is always right on time with our best interests at heart. Third, our harvest will have the same nature as the seeds we have sown: good seeds bring good harvests; bad seeds bring bad harvests.
What are we to do during the growing time of our seeds? Refuse to become discouraged because God has promised an abundant harvest. Determine to keep faith alive and active by allowing the hope planted in our hearts by the Spirit to flourish. Give and keep on giving, because we know this: His harvest is guaranteed.