Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. (paraphrase of Robert Louis Stevenson)

We are eager to see the results of our efforts. But, we don’t always see the fruit of our work right away. The harvest rewards the farmer for his diligent work months earlier. So, we shouldn’t judge our success too soon. We can, however, evaluate our work on the basis of the seeds we’ve planted. Plant them widely and carefully, and leave the results to God.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)