Have you ever found yourself putting off doing something you really want to do because the conditions are not quite perfect? You have your to do list that you pull out and peruse ever so often but not much seem to get crossed off because it never seem to be exactly the right time to do it.
I’ve been thinking about that as November draws to a close. There were a number of things I knew I wanted to accomplish coming into this year, however very few of them have been crossed off my list.
It’s not that I have a fantastical list that is impossible to achieve. Most of the things on the list simply require me making the effort to get it done. However, in my mind I have a list of things that should be in place before I even make an attempt. Simply put, I’m waiting for certain perfect conditions.
4 Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant.
If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NLT)
The above passage in Ecclesiastes stood out to me recently. It opened my eyes to the fact that conditions may never be perfect and if I wait for it to be I will never do anything. I’m thankful however that although the year is drawing to a close there is still some time left. I still achieve of few of those goals if I’d simply stop putting them off because conditions are not the way I think they should be and make an attempt anyway.
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