You are looking at your spiritual fruit tree in its winter season and you are disappointed. You are disappointed because you see no visible fruit. The tree is not dead it is only resting before the next season of growth.
God used the metaphor of seasons to describe how He conducts Kingdom business on earth. Not every season in your life is intended to produce visible fruit. There is a season for planting. There are seasons for sprouting, bearing fruit and harvest. There is also a season where the tree will appear dead – the winter leafless season. You are in a winter season and this is not a time of death.
The length of spiritual seasons is not based on natural timetables. God determines the length of each spiritual season. He can lengthen or shorten a season for reasons you may never know. In these times trust God in the waiting. He can make fruitfulness happen so quickly that you will not be able to keep up with the harvest.
Look again at your tree without fruit. Choose to see it differently. See the potential that is hidden from your eyes within its sap-filled leafless branches. Your spiritual fruit tree is living and you need to see this season not as dead and dormant, but alive and filled with a potential harvest.