Sowers and Reapers
In 1903, Mary Anderson patented the first windshield wiper. When Mary tried to sell the rights to her invention, however, the prospective buyer saw no value in her invention.
In 1920, her patent rights expired. Cadillac then began using her invention, which led to the rest of the car industry following suit.
Mary sowed seeds towards our gain.
In John 4, Jesus told his disciples about evangelism, “I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
In business, sometimes our work is sowing seeds for a later harvest. Don’t be disheartened if you’ve done the hard work so that others may benefit. Both the sower and the reaper are valuable in God’s eyes.
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