Sowing After a Harvest

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

A Harvest represents the culmination of our efforts, the time when we Reap the fruit of our labors. The natural reaction is relief—to stop and rest…enjoy life…have fun. But the Bible provides another perspective. In fact, it teaches that this is the time to think about the future. These moments lay the groundwork for all of our future successes or failures. Why?

After a Harvest, we are most acutely aware of what we’ve done. This is the ideal time to examine our strategies and plans: what we did, what we failed to do, and what we could have done differently. This is an important time to stop and think about what we’ve learned. From a spiritual perspective, these are times when we are most open to God’s correction and insights.

These principles apply not only to Harvesting crops, but also to every other human endeavor. Wise coaches know that the best time to instruct athletes is immediately after a game, when everything is fresh and the players can best examine their strategies and successes. This is the prime time to consider what should have been done differently and ask what lessons have been learned.

The Bible warns that some people don’t take action “after the autumn,” because they are sluggards. These lazy people don’t want to work, so they sit back and do nothing. They have not Sown Seeds at the right time. They’ve missed the opportunity to grow and learn, to plant and Sow. When Harvest time comes, there will be nothing for them to Reap!

Remember: You will Reap what you Sow (Galatians 6:7). Make “the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). Don’t give in to laziness or let opportunities pass you by! Sow Seeds with your time, talent, and treasure. Do it today!