He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored. (NIV) Whatever it is that you do, you should do it well. Look after your job. Don't slack in your parenting. Master each homework assignment that you have to do. Get started on your projects in advance. Keep up to date with what is going on around you. Don't let things slip by without attention. If you can tend the fig trees in your life, then rest assured that, if God is willing to allow you to tarry here, you will eat of the fruit of your labors.