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“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. 5 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. 6 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.” (Eccl. 11:4-6, NLT)

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. 5 God’s ways are as mysterious as the pathway of the wind and as the manner in which a human spirit is infused into the little body of a baby while it is yet in its mother’s womb. 6 Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow-perhaps it all will.” (Eccl. 11:4-6, TLB)

All of us have times in our lives when we hesitate to move forward in something. It’s usually because we are waiting for the perfect “weather.” We want everything to be in line just as we see it in our minds before we step out. Any successful person in life will tell you they are successful because there came a time where they stepped out and did something even though all the circumstances around them weren’t perfect.

I love verse 4 in The Living Bible translation, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Usually when we use the excuse of waiting for perfect conditions, the root of that excuse is fear. Fear will cause us to look at all the opposing circumstances that surround us and our destiny.

Today, I want to encourage you, don’t wait for perfect weather. “Plant your seed.” Step out and do what God is calling you to do.

If He is telling you to do it, his weather forecast looks different than yours.

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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