Eclesiastes 11

4He who observes the wind will not sow;
    and he who regards the clouds will not reap.

As you do not know how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb[a] of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.

When we tackle something, be it a personal project or a professional challenge, it is important to start with zeal and positive attitude. If we think for a long time about how we feel, whether we are in a good mood, sad, disappointed or without strength, this cannot be a good start. There are two ways to approach things: physically or mentally.

The fact that something that we are trying to tackle might not be able to thrive, that many things have turned out badly, that some things have not worked well, must not make us forget how many things we have already brilliantly solved.

It is the same with trust in God: how many times have we received His grace, how many times have we felt that he is close to us, raises us up, supports us. Just as we like to accept these good things from God’s hand, we should not despair if he does not answer our prayers, or at least does not immediately answer them.

Trust and belief in our Lord must not be exhausted when something in our life takes a long time to succeed. It is like the seed you sow – you should sow it more often, because then you can be sure that the seed will also sprout. If we consider for a long time whether it may rain too much and the seeds could be washed away, or the sun will burn too hot, so that the seeds withers and therefore do not sow, we will never be able to harvest anything.

If we let ourselves be prevented from starting something in life, just because maybe there could be no success, then our life will in any case go fruitlessly. If you don’t move anything, do nothing, nothing can become. The Bible says: act !! Acting with strength and confidence, with the awareness that there is also the possibility that the project will not succeed, but everything is done that it can succeed. We should not stand still in uncertainty, but act with confidence and hope in the Lord.

In the Bible we have the example of Samaria, where the hunger was so great that one was in despair. In front of the city gate were leper who had the courage to go to the Syrian camp – they thought they would die anyway, but there was also hope to survive. The fear of the townspeople was too great to go outside and look for food outside. What the lepers did helped the residents of the city, because after the message that the Syrians had left, they also came out and were able to feast on the goods. The leper acted !! God wants us to act, to move, not to stand still and to wait for “better times”.

The Lord gives everything at our disposal, he shows us the goal, but we have to go there. Only when we set out and go where God wants us will His kingdom be ours.

We often start a work with zeal, but we do not finish it because uncertainty and doubt begin to plague us in the middle of the way. We drop the project and turn to a new one. But this can only be completed if we have the necessary ENDURANCE. If a pastor begins to lead his followers to God and encounter difficulties along the way, then he must use his perseverance, otherwise everyone will get stuck halfway.

Sowing in the morning – in the afternoon too, because we don’t know when the sun or water will make the seed grow. You have to be persistent – as well as David’s son, who cried louder and louder, even though he was told, louder and louder until Jesus asked for him.

It’s not easy to stay tuned to show perseverance, but the reward is waving. The Lord has called us together, His will has taken us there – or we are still on the way there – where He wants us to be. Let us not lose the strength to call again and again, to get up again and again and again and again !! If someone knocks on the door and immediately stops, they are easily ignored, nobody comes to open it. But if he doesn’t lose patience, but knocks with perseverance, someone will surely come to open it, he will be heard. If you want to reap God’s fruits, you have to realign your life again and again, correct every deviation from the path again and again, gather new strength, get up again – sow again – the Holy Spirit helps to renew us and to activate what has broken in us lies and is without hope. He should give us the strength to fight for success, to achieve what God has in mind for us, what He has prepared for us.