Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.

Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.

Ecclesiastes 11:4, 6 NLT

Many people wait on the perfect conditions before they commit to doing anything. This past week I took my seed (my son Jordan) to Xavier for his freshman year. I almost didn’t go because of the news that warned of flooding and two of the flood pumps not working. We confirmed that orientation was still happening and put on our rain gear to head to New Orleans. We drove through torrential rain and right before we got there the weather broke!

It was the greatest onboarding experience I’ve ever seen as it relates to enrolling your child into college. On the other side of the coin, there was another family from Memphis that missed the whole three-day orientation because they were waiting for perfect conditions.

  1. Farmers don’t wait for perfect conditions before they plant. Sometimes you just have to weather the storms. Whether the conditions are good or not you have to step out on faith to plant. If you don’t plant you will not get a harvest. Outward conditions should never determine your inward resolve. Don’t focus on what it looks like. Focus on what you believe it will look like after you plant!
  2. Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon. You don’t plant a seed and stand over it waiting for it to grow. No! You keep busy with other productive initiatives and when it’s time that seed will flourish. Once you sow your seed it’s up to God’s timing as to when you see the benefits of sowing. There’s seed time (you plant and wait) and there’s harvest time (what God multiplies).
  3. For you don’t know what profit will come from one thing or both. That’s why it’s important to sow multiple seeds in good ground. If you sow much you reap much. We have to learn how to create multiple revenue streams. My grandfather sowed different kinds of seeds in his field. He planted potatoes, corn, turnip greens, cabbage, squash, watermelon. Sometimes one seed didn’t produce but because he sowed multiple seeds we always had something to eat!

This morning get up and sow your seeds. Don’t wait on perfect conditions. Press your way through inconvenient circumstances and do what you set out to do. You plant and watch God give the increase.

Dear God,

Give me the faith to sow even when storm clouds hang over my head. I touch and agree with my brother or sister reading this that something is about to break for them. Send them a new revenue stream this month! Something that’s been held up, send it this week! For those who have a seed in the ground, God make it grow and produce a doublefold blessing!

In Jesus’ Name,