Romans 8:24 says ” For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?”
Sometimes you won’t always see or feel the results of your hard work for the Lord immediately, and other times it won’t be until you arrive in Heaven till you see the fruit of your labor. Have you ever gotten paid for your job immediately? That’s not how it works. And when you plant a tree or a seed of some sort, does it spring up in an instance? No! Remember, hard work for Christ pays off even when you do not see it, it takes faith to say, “Lord I did this for you with good intent in my heart, now I trust you with the outcome.”
The Lord does not expect success or harvest from us, that is his job. He does expect our obedience. Galatians 6:7 says “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family
(Hebrews 11:6) 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.
(James 2:17) In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
We must take an initiative and expect God to meet us.