Tired of doing good and not being appreciated? I have had people tell me they don’t think they will help people anymore, because in spite of the good they do people don’t appreciate them, all they receive in return is criticism, “no thank yous” and so on.
While it is hurting to do good and not feel appreciated, it shouldn’t stop us from continuing our good works. The world may not see it and recognize it, but God sees everything and rewards everything. Do you want to stop doing good because it seems no one ever does same to you? Friends keep up is all I can say to you.
In the gospel of Mark, we find the parable of the Sower shared by Christ. Christ shared a story of a farmer that when to sow seeds, while he was casting his seeds, some fell by the road side and birds picked them up, some fell on rocky grounds, and when they grew they were over exposed to sun heat and the little plants died, others fell among thorns, and the thorns choked them so even though they grew, they couldn’t bear seeds. But the farmer being not discouraged, kept planting and finally some seeds fell on good grounds, these seeds germinated, grew and bore fruits, and he had a good harvest.
Let’s look at this farmer, he never stopped planting in spite of the fact that the seeds weren’t producing, he kept on, until he had rewards from seeds that fell on a good soil. Think about this, had the farmer, being discouraged as his efforts weren’t producing then stopped, would he had harvested anything? NO!
Friends lets be like this farmer. Though we are not being appreciated by our work; though nobody calls us to say thank you for what you do to me; though nobody returns our favour….let’s keep doing our work with joy and gladness, knowing that one day we will reap our rewards, like that farmer, in thirty, sixty and hundred fold. Our rewards may not be from the people we are doing good to today, but certainly it will come! Live your greatest life!