Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;

Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.

Looking at these verses can cause someone to expect immediate results after obeying God. If they obeyed God when He told them to give a $200 offering, they want their harvest within the next couple of months. Or, if they quit their job to accept a lesser paying job than what they currently have, they want some type of promotion within a year.

God can give us immediate results after obeying Him, but that’s not always the case. The promise in these scriptures is future tense. You shall eat the good of the land and they will spend their days in prosperity. Our reward after obedience can be the next day or within the next ten years. It’s up to God. We may not know when the rewards for our obedience will manifest, but we have a guarantee that they will come to pass.

Philippians 4:6, tells us not to be anxious for anything. This includes when God will reward us for our obedience. In our lives, God will give us numerous instructions. Some are minor, and some are major. As we obey them all, we position ourselves to consistently receive rewards from Him. Let’s not concern ourselves on when those promises will come. Let’s be satisfied in knowing that in God’s perfect timing, they will come.