Sowing After a Harvest

Sowing After a Harvest

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

The harvest represents completion and culmination. It is the moment when we reap the fruit of our labors. At such times, many people react by stopping to take a break.

But God’s Word teaches that the harvest actually is an ideal time to think about the future. After a harvest, we are acutely aware of what we have done and the impact of our strategies and plans. We realize what we did, what we failed to do, and what we could have done differently.

Similarly, wise sports coaches know that the best time to plan their strategies is immediately after a game. When things are fresh in their minds, they can best examine what happened and consider what they should have done differently. From a spiritual perspective, the harvest is a time when we can be most open to God’s correction and insights.

The Bible warns that some people don’t take action “after the autumn” (v. 4) because they are lazy and don’t want to work. They have missed the opportunity to grow and learn, to plant and sow. By the time the next harvest comes, they may have nothing to reap.

Remember that we reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7). Don’t let opportunities pass you by! Sow seeds with your time, talents, and treasures. Ask God to give you deeper insights. Be ready to learn from the past and to change where necessary.