Ecclesiastes 10:4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
There is no such thing as a perfect time, so stop looking for it. Instead, even though you may not have all the ducks in a row, plan, prepare and start taking some small steps forward.
Ecclesiastes 10:4 says “he that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.” The “wind” represents the potential difficulties that may arise and cloud signifies “uncertainties” that stem from not having it all together. If you make either the wind or cloud your focus they could hinder you from sowing any seeds or taking any action because it just does not seem like the right time. Rather than wait for the perfect timing, plan and prepare abundantly to include how you would handle any difficulties that could arise and then start taking small steps forward.
Imagine if the woman with the issue of blood had focused on her wind and clouds; she would have never ventured outside of her house. She had to grapple with several things. What would people say when they see her in public? Where would she get the money from if she needed it since she had already spent it all? And, how would she deal with the large crowd that typically followed Jesus? Despite these uncertainties she stepped outside her house, pushed through the crowd and touched the hem of Jesus’ garments and reaped her healing.
“A way is not made until the first step is taken”, Sydea Wright. Rather than wait for the perfect time, start taking small steps forward. You cannot reap unless you sow.
Life Application: Spend time making adequate preparation, then start taking small steps forward despite the wind and the clouds.
Prayer: Lord, I will step out on faith and trust your timing. Help me to get out of my comfort zone and ignore the negative self-talk. In Jesus name, amen.