The second comforting thought is that the quality of our service is not measured in results. This verse demonstrates the fact that we can be doing exactly what God wants us to do and yet not see results. It is truly comforting to know that the results lie with the Lord and all I have to do is faithfully give out His message.
What a challenge to refine my life as well! To know that I am not measured on the basis of the numbers I achieve but on how closely I reflect my Lord ought to drive us to deeper levels of commitment to Him. Let us strive to remain faithful always to our Lord.