Harvest

Harvest

“He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.” (Pro 10:5)

There is wisdom in understanding the season you are in. There is a time to reap and a time to sow; other times are winter, where nothing seems to happen, and patience is required.

The responsibility we have in summer is to reap the harvest. We can be in different seasons in different areas of our lives at the same time. Discerning what season we are in is important. There is no point in sowing in winter.

There are financial harvests, spiritual harvests, and even relationship harvests. What season are you in now, and what area is ready for harvest? We have to be diligent and aware, for the season of harvest is short and temporary.

Discerning the season for our commercial enterprise of team is part of our leadership responsibilities, particularly when it is time to harvest.

Quick Prayer: Help me to bring in the harvest. I commit to bringing it all in and using it wisely. Amen.

Plenty

Plenty

“Provides her bread in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.” (Pro 6:8)

Life comes in seasons. There is a time to plant, a time to wait, a time to harvest, and a time to store away grain. How we act and what we do with our resources should be driven by an awareness of what season we are in. Economies have seasons, as do businesses.

Understanding the season your company, workplace or team are in, is essential as your strategy will need to be different depending on what the future holds.

Do not assume plenty will always be there. Alternatively, if you see no fruit but have sown faithfully, your harvest will be coming. Sometimes it rains in summer and the sun shines in winter. Discerning timing is a key part of a successful business. God can give you that insight.

Quick Prayer: Help me to be aware of what season I am in. Amen.

Need Direction

Need Direction

“She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn’t know it.” (Pro 5:6)

Where are you going? What are you trying to achieve? What is the future state of your company that you are aiming to get to? We all need direction in order to focus, to allocate resources, and to create vision and momentum. If we don’t know where we are going, how will we know when we get there?

Don’t be aimless and wander. Ask God for clarity of direction. He has a plan and purpose for your life, and your business. Part of our destiny is orchestrated and for part we need to partner with God, hear from Him, and impact our circumstances with faith prayer and action.

How can we be obedient if we do not hear, and how can we hear if we do not listen? Taking the time to offer commercial situations to God will yield a fruitful and successful outcome.

Quick Prayer: Show me Your way, Lord, that I may walk in it. Amen

Keep Going.

“So we continued the work with half the men holding spears, from the first light of dawn till the stars came out.” (Neh 4:21)

What is our response when we get opposition? You may be making changes at work that are not being received well. How do we build what God intends and still protect ourselves? Sometimes we just have to persevere.

When Nehemiah was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and got opposition, he did two things. First, he put in place a strategy to protect what he was doing and the people who were building. Second, he doubled his efforts and pushed harder to get the job done. Opposition did garner a response and a strategy, but the result was a more determined and motivated workforce eager to get the work of God completed.

Quick Prayer: Help me to persevere with wisdom. Amen.