…who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”[19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”[
We all know that we need to hold on to the promise during the rough times. But many of us do not hold it till the end. Even though we know that we need to stand in faith, why we are not able to stand the trial or waiting period? This is some kind of mystery within us. A mystery of how a seed grows under the soil, likewise the mystery of faith growing through the word of God which is the seed. The result of the promise is not in sowing but in reaping. Meaning the blessing of the promise or fulfilment of the promise is seen only at the time of execution but not at the time of receiving the promise. Many are glad that they received the promise from God. Every year beginning they wait for a new promise. But they forget or they did not see through the previous promises to its fullness. So that is why many who received promise could not inherit the inheritance of the promise. Each promise has its own maturing time. We need to allow the seed of promise to grow to its maturity.
And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it.
Do not allow Satan to destroy your promise. He comes by the wayside and if you are not careful enough, he destroys the promise seed or in a way that he makes you to forget the promise and go away.
Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away.
Do not have evil desires or sin in your heart. This will make your heart shallow and the seed will not grow into maturity. When the power of darkness attacks you, you will not have strong roots to stand and see to its fullness.
And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.
Do not allow the cares of this worldly life distract you and not allowing to stand in faith to receive the fullness of the promise.
But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.
Let your heart be like a good ground where you can receive the seed of promise, nurture it with the power of the Holy Spirit, stand the test of times and reach the fullness of harvest. It will yield thirty fold, sixty fold and hundred fold. Allow the seed of promise to grow to its maturity. God is the one who gives increase; so wait for its fullness of time to come.