He that observeth the wind shall not sow, and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:4
If you are waiting for all the right conditions before you do what you know the Lord has called you to do, you may be waiting a long time. How many times have you said something to the effect…
I’ll do it when my children are grown so I’ll have more time…or
I’ll do it when I get a promotion because I’ll be in a better position it give…or
when my husband gets saved because then I’ll have the support that I need…or
when I get a better education I’ll be better equipped to handle the task…etc etc?
Too often we put off the important things (the things of God in our lives) because everything is not just perfect around us…we want things to be just “so-so” before we’ll make a move.
When God told Joshua that it was time to enter into the promised land, He told him to send the priest out first. The priests were suppose to step in the water of the Jordan River to cross over. What if they had waited for the conditions to be just right? What if their attitude had been, “We’ll go into the river when God rolls it back, or removes the water, or builds a bridge, that way we won’t get our shoes wet.” As we look in the Bible we see that many of God’s servants did not always have all the perfect conditions to work in, but they did it anyway… they took a step of faith. The right condition for Gideon would have been to have a big army with him, but the Lord cut it back to 300…. not the right conditions to win a battle.
Waiting for the right conditions means we are waiting on the conditions that we have chosen we want to do it our own way, in our own time. God chooses the conditions and they may not always seem favorable. Look at the conditions that Paul went through in order to get the gospel out. Stop waiting for all the right conditions…conditions of your own choosing. Because even if the conditions did change and they became exactly like you wanted them you would still wind up finding another “reason” (excuse) as to why you can’t. Don’t wait for everything to be perfect; don’t wait for things to change; because in both cases… it just may not happen.
In His Grip,