Life happens in cycles, in seasons. This is a fact, we can't get around it. The wisdom of God empowers us not to fight this but to embrace it. With seasons comes work. You sow and reap, you give and receive.
In these seasons there is a time where you sow. Sometimes you're not even doing it on purpose, you're just living your life, but it's happening and God is tending your efforts. But sowing looks like going after the work in front of you, it looks like diligence, it looks consistency and it looks like calloused hands after a long day's work.
Pay attention to what I'm about to say: it can sometimes feel like losing. It feels like you are hidden. Unseen. It's so easy for that to translate into: "I'm not important, I'm not valuable, I'm not going anywhere with my life, I'm wasting my time, I'm failing." But that is not true. Hold fast to what God has given you and pour your heart into it. Be the best there is at what you've been given to steward. As you plug along and take care of business, harvest time hits and you get to win. It feels great. You're triumphant. The truth is, in both sowing and reaping, you win. It's just easier to believe you're winning when you can see it and feel it and others do too. But we walk by faith, not by sight. Enjoy your time of sowing. What a blessing that God has given you the power to invest in your labor with Him. Stop trying to produce what only our Gardener can give. Keep it up. You got this!