If you’re anything like me — always waiting for the right time or the perfect conditions to make a move, then please read on.
I love this analogy of a farmer who, in waiting for the perfect weather winds up just waiting and never plants anything and because he never plants, he will never harvest.
I can completely relate to this because boy, does this girl love to analyze the heck out things!
I read, I research, I make spreadsheets and set goals and I’m ready to make my move…when of course, the time is right; unfortunately, we all know there is no such thing as a perfect time.
This ‘paralysis by analysis’ has hindered me so many times in my life, sometimes I get so consumed with learning what I need to do and the steps I need to take that I fall short when it comes time to put it into action.
The more I analyze the more the self-talk begins, “Who do I think I am?”, “It’ll never work!”, “What if I’m not good at it?”, and the famous “What if I fail?”
His Time is Always Right
I will say that faith has brought me a long way, before I began trusting in God I was trusting in myself and truth be told, I let myself down many of times.
If I had continued to trust in myself with this blog it would have fizzled out a long time ago and it almost did! It wasn’t until God tapped my shoulder and told me to get back to work and since then, every single post has been provided by Him.
As the saying goes, “If God has brought you to it, He most definitely will bring you through it”.
The rest of the Ecclesiates scripture says, “Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another – or maybe both.”
When you catch yourself checking the temperature, watching the clouds or waiting for that perfect time; when you find yourself doubting, afraid or unsure just give it all to God because what He has for you is far better than what you can possibly have for yourself.
Whenever I start over analyzing and trying to figure everything out, I turn to Him.
How do I do that? In prayer of course.
I ask God to give me wisdom and guidance in whatever I’m unsure about and there’s just something about the peace and stillness that comes when I do that.
I do this every time I sit down to write because I may not know what to say or write but He certainly does.
So don’t wait for the ‘perfect conditions’, if there is something heavy on your heart that you must do then step out in faith, don’t trust in yourself but trust in Him and if you do it His way there is no way you will fail.
So plant your seeds (through prayer) in the morning, then start to plow.
Whether your harvest is joy, freedom, love, etc. it will be well worth it if it’s done in His name.
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” –Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
I know I mentioned my experience with this topic as it relates to this blog, I can’t tell you how many unpublished blog posts I have sitting as drafts (to include this one) because I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to publish it or get around to it or finish it!
And how true is that for many of you, how many people will never experience or benefit from what you have to offer because it’s still in ‘draft’ format just waiting for the perfect time to be published?
Is there something you’re waiting on the perfect conditions for? Or maybe you’ve stepped out in faith, started to plow and now have an amazing story to tell?
I’d love to hear about, please share in the comments below.
Remember ladies, the world needs what you have!
Thanks for visiting, God Bless.