Have you ever wanted to do something in life, make some changes, try something new, yet, it’s never been the right time?
Whether it be travelling, spending time with a loved one, starting a family, starting up a business, getting involved in ministry, and the list goes on.
Ecclesiastes 11:4, “He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.”
How many times have you heard people saying, we’re waiting for the right time. How many times have you put something off, thinking that there may be a better time to do it?
Can you imagine a farmer, not planting his seeds until what he interpreted or believed to be the right time, not a cloud in the sky, wind force at a minimal, a certain amount of rain needed – it’s unlikely this farmer would ever have a harvest! He would spend day and night waiting for his opportune time, only it may never come, or it may be too late.
Imagine on the flip side, this farmer went ahead and planted his seeds, regardless of the weather! Perhaps he would get a great harvest? Perhaps some of his crops may wither, but the remainder are fruitful. The fact is, the farmer has no control of the weather, nor can he predict or influence the weather, however, his chances of reaping are far greater if he sows vs if he doesn’t!
In a similar manner, don’t wait for things to be perfect before stepping out and doing something. You may end up waiting all your life! You may be wanting to start a family with your spouse, however, waiting until you are ‘financially ready’, or you may be wanting to start a new business initiative, however, waiting for a less busy period with your current job.
The fact of the matter is, some things in life we have no control over! Solomon encourages us to step out, go ahead, take some risks. You may try something and not be successful. You try again and you are – you just don’t know, however, if you don’t sow (don’t step out) you will never know!