Haggai 1:6–You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.
The people had a problem. They had not been obedient to the Lord, so as a result, everything they did was affected. It didn’t matter how good they were at doing what they were doing, it didn’t measure up and always seemed to fall short. We don’t realize that God is the One who gives success, not our own personal efforts. If we are not following and obeying Him, He will see about getting our attention and one way to do that is through the results of our work. For these people, they saw that no matter what they did, it never was enough. That is how our entire life is when we aren’t being obedient to God. Will we follow Him and commit ourselves to Him today, or will we continue to harvest little?
Father, I know that You are always the One in charge of the increase. I praise You and thank You for all that You have done in and through me. Please keep me obedient to You because that is my great desire. I praise You for all that You have done and all that You are doing. Thank You for giving me my fill and not having me solely rely on myself and my abilities, because they will always fall short.