Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest. (Proverbs 20:4)
I recently had the opportunity to visit my grandparents on my mother’s side out in South Dakota. They have a small farm and a garden which my grandpa is quite proud of! The corn was way past ‘knee high’, potatoes were plentiful, raspberry bushes were full; you name it, he grows it. The abundance that he showed me on that warm Sunday afternoon was not the result of seeds sown the night before, but rather of plowing and sowing early in the season.
For better and for worse I am where I am in life due to decisions not made yesterday, but months and years ago. One of the key laws of the harvest is that we reap in a different season than we sow. There are seasons to life and the harvest never comes immediately. Scripture and life teach us that time is needed for growth and maturity.
Milwaukee was not built in a day. Plants don’t grow overnight. One good workout won’t give you six pack abs. Wisdom isn’t gained in a single class, and so it goes throughout all of life.
Where do you want to be in 1 year? What do you want your life to look like in 5 years? Now is the right season to begin sowing all that is good. When we do our part, God does his and harvest will surely come. Paul’s encouragement in Galatians 6:9 is always timely; ‘So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.’