Everybody wants a harvest.
In every area of our life, we want the harvest don’t we?
We want a leaner body.
We want more margin in our finances.
We want the great marriage.
We want the promotion.
We want to be closer to God.
We want the harvest.
Today I ran across a little truth that has everything to do with getting the “harvest” each of us want. But here’s the trick…
Getting the harvest we want has nothing to do with the harvest. Instead, it has everything to do with the season before the harvest, also know as the harvest season.
Proverbs 20:4 says,
“A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.”
In other words, if we want to have a harvest later, we must recognize when it’s the season to plow. Doing the hard, invisible and often tedious work in the plowing season will produce big results in the harvest season that follows.
But Here’s the Problem:
We don’t like to plow! We don’t like getting up early to work out. We don’t like saving money instead of spending. We don’t like staying up late to work out issues in our marriage. We don’t like doing the grunt work so the boss will trust us with more responsibility. We don’t want to turn off the TV and spend time praying or reading our Bible. We don’t like to plow.
In order to get the harvest we want later, we have to be willing to plow now.
What one step could you take this week to begin plowing in some area of your life where you’re wanting a better harvest? Plowing and Harvesting are two different seasons, but they are never mutually exclusive.