Hard toil, small results
When I was still in my teens I read a story about a sales representative who presented himself before his manager after finishing his round.
Taking the small batch of orders in his hand, the manager looked at the man and said, “And is this all you’ve done?” In reply the man looked steadily at his employer and said, “No, sir, it isn’t all I’ve done, but I’m afraid it is all I can show.”
In life and in our work for God it is often when we toil hardest that we can show the least tangible result. But if there has been the earnest endeavor and sincerity in our work and in our service to God, we may be sure that He knows all about it, and will reward us accordingly.
Results are important. But what counts more is the zeal and passion we put into the work.