Fruition

fru·i·tion
noun
the point at which a plan is realized.

That’s a fun word to say five times fast isn’t it? Why begin a devo by defining a funky word that we don’t often use? Here’s why….

As much as we are people who (generally speaking) want results right away, most of us understand that oftentimes it takes time for a desire that we have to come about. The reasoning can vary as to why it takes time for things to happen, and while not everything that we would like to happen will come to pass; sometimes it just takes time for us to reach the point where what we have been desiring can finally happen...whatever that may be.

That point…..where it finally happens….is fruition. Where our plans have been realized.

Now….

….everything that you plan for will not come to fruition. There will be plans that fall apart. There will be things that you want that you cannot have. We are finite beings, meaning we have limits.

But God....you see, He is infinite.

That means that what He desires to do...He will do. His plan for His creation will come to fruition. Here’s what sent me on this “thought journey” about fruition today….

Ezekiel 12.22-23

“Son of man, you’ve heard that proverb they quote in Israel: ‘Time passes, and prophecies come to nothing.’ Tell the people, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will put an end to this proverb, and you will soon stop quoting it.’ Now give them this new proverb to replace the old one: ‘The time has come for every prophecy to be fulfilled!”

The nation of Israel was about to be judged for their wickedness. And instead of humbly submitting to God, they disregarded what He said was about to happen and even made up a little proverb to encourage themselves that what God said was GOING to happen, wouldn’t really happen.

God Himself corrects them. EVERYTHING that He says will happen….WILL happen. He will bring His word to fruition. And here’s why this matters to you and I….

...We get so intent on seeing our desires come to fruition don’t we? And we can be so set on what we want that we disregard what God has told us will happen.

Today...I want to encourage you to assess your desires. Are you pretending that God’s word won’t really happen...and that you actually know better than He does?

Remember, we are finite. We have limits. Our plans may not come to fruition.
God is infinite. He has no limits. His plans will come to fruition.

Trust Him, even when what He is doing doesn’t makes sense to you...return to these absolutes...and remember that He loves you and knows you better than you know yourself.

He will bring all His plans to fruition….

...and for us in Christ, that is eternity spent in glory with Him. Be encouraged!

M.J.