Just Do It!

Are you waiting for the “perfect” time to get started on “that” project? The Preacher of Ecclesiastes may have a word for you: “He who watches the wind will not sow, and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.” (Ecclesiastes 11:4)

What he is saying, in other words, is that you can always find a reason NOT to do something: there is a always “the wind” that might blow; there is always a cloud that could pour rain.  There is always some “potential danger” to keep you from doing anything worthwhile.  At some point you just have to trust God, and go ahead get the crop sown, or get the building built — or whatever the endangered project is.

This verse applies to more than watching the weather, as well. World conditions seem to be deteriorating; perhaps we should wait on that ministry initiative?  What if the stock market crashes? Would this be a good time to start that new project?  The list of possible dangers to projects and ministries is endless, but what are you going to do: sit around with your head in the ground until all the dangers in the world are resolved, and Jesus comes back?  If He finds you like that, you may discover what the slave who buried his talent felt like (Matthew 25:24-28)!  Don’t sit around and wait for the “perfect” time, when there will be no obstacles or possible difficulties for that important project. There will never be such a time — “Just Do It!”

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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2 Responses to Just Do It!

  1. Audie Brown says:

    Mr Shawn, I’m not on Facebook anymore but I miss my pictures of Lottie and the other little girls so feel free to email me some pictures if you can. Thanks. Enjoy your posts.

  2. Audie Brown says:

    Very true.

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