Then all these blessings will come upon you and overtake you, if you listen to the voice of Adonai (the Lord) your God: (TLV)
Sometimes, God’s reward for faithfulness lags well behind our good efforts and leaves us wondering why He is delaying to fulfill His promise or even if we will ever see it’s fulfillment. But here, God pledges that eventually, if we are patient and persist in being faithful to Him, like a sprinter in a foot race, His reward will catch-up to us, overtake us and run in front of us thus inferring a season of prolonged and abundant success. Even as God long ago promised Israel, it remains true today, that the process of receiving His blessing and reward requires the exercise of patience and faith before the promised blessing is realized. So take heart and never give up!