“Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
Whoever looks at the clouds will not reap”
“Stop daydreaming” were the words that often echoed across the classroom from our schoolteacher. In class it was easy for our minds to drift away. Through the windows were trees to be climbed, hills to be conquered & freedom to be experienced. Our imagination easily took us to those places but the teacher knew exactly how to bring us back to focusing on the necessary task.
Today’s verse helps us to focus our lives. We should always try to pay attention to what God is doing rather than what’s happening around us. If we’re watching & looking at natural circumstances we’ll ultimately achieve very little. But when our eye is focused on God’s Work, we’re sure to achieve more than we can imagine.
It’s unproductive to sit around watching others working but doing nothing ourselves. It’s pointless sitting & staring into nothingness and still expecting great results. If we’re focusing on the wrong things and being unproductive we’ll ultimately receive little. When we stop focusing on the natural & start follow what God is doing, we’ll have future, hope & purpose.
This week let’s watch & look for what God is doing around us. There are God opportunities everywhere and we don’t want to miss them. Even if we’re feeling inadequate, under equipped or insufficient let’s not daydream. Let’s set our focus on God & build a better future with Him.
The message Bible put’s it this way…
Don’t sit there watching the wind. Do your own work.
Don’t stare at the clouds. Get on with your life.