Perfect Weather: The Only Time to Sow?

Scripture tells us, in Ecclesiastes 11: 4

Whoever observes the wind will not sow; and whoever regards the clouds will not reap. (NRS)

To ‘get the victory’ one must avoid procrastination.   Moreover, becoming overwhelmed, by doing things that are neither urgent or important, isn’t wise either.

Let me be clear, some due diligence is fine.

However, some people always look for the ‘perfect opportunity’ to make every major life move – and therefore let a lot of very good, but-not-ideal chances to be Champions slip through their fingers!

John14They say confession is good for the soul.   As I personally found out many years ago, I couldn’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good – and expect to thrive often.    Folks: You shouldn’t either!

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.    I wholeheartedly believe Ecclesiastes 11: 4 is life-guiding scripture for all Christians:

“He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap” (NKJV).

So, as God keeps those who acknowledge him in ‘perfect peace’, such believers shouldn’t wait for perfect weather to make every move.    If one seldom sows, one’s victories will be few and far between.    One can’t harvest a victory seed they never ‘planted’!

This Biblical verse from the book of Ecclesiastes, in the New Living Translation version, tells us:

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

In closing, it’s important to know . . .

  • When to sow
  • When to reap your harvest (Are you cloud watching?)
  • When to water that which you’ve sown (Only weeds grow without diligent gardening!)

Greg Silverthorne


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