When it comes to sowing and reaping, this statement can’t be overemphasised. Timing is Everything. The farmer that plants their seed before the rain risks the seed drying up and being consumed by pests. The one that plants the seed after the rain will miss that early moisture and life that the rain gives to the seed. The harvest is even more tricky. Having endured the many months of labour and sacrifice, there is a small window in which the farmer needs to get that harvest out of the field and into their store house. Otherwise, thieves, pests, and the weather will destroy it. Ready harvest that is left in the field will also go bad and rotten just like that.
The spiritual dynamics of sowing and reaping for you to walk in the blessings of God have a great bearing on timing. You must learn how to time your seed and harvest. You just can’t do anything any time. There are specific things you must be doing in a specific season. Missing out on the timing of God makes you swim against the tide and spend so much time, energy and resources doing things that would have been so easy if done in the proper time.
So, where are you when it comes to the timing of God? What season are you in right now and how can you maximise it?
SCRIPTURE READING: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To everything [there is] a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck [what is] planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, Your word is a light unto my path. I now understand the spiritual timing of sowing and reaping in Your glorious name amen.