I’ll be exceedingly brief today. And I won’t tell you anything you haven’t heard before. But when concepts are supported by the Word of God, it makes a divine difference. Haven’t we all been told to dream big or reach for the stars? Or perhaps you’ve been asked “How will you make it if you never try?” Or yet still maybe you’ve heard the poetic words of Erin Hanson when she said, “And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh, but my darling, “What if you fly?”
These are all beautiful words of encouragement to go for it. To let nothing hold us back from achieving. And I agree with these statements. One thing I fear is to have lived and died without living up to my potential. I wish to accomplish every single assignment that God places before me. So that hopefully when my life is over, both God and I can be satisfied with the work that I have done.
Though these lovely phrases of inspiration are wonderful to hear, their words did not hit me quite like the words I read in the Bible:
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.
See for me, nothing is quite confirmed unless I hear it from God. And to hear God say sow my seed because I just may bless up—not luck up—and receive a harvest is mere confirmation to keep sowing. Because we just never know what may turn out to be successful.
So, this article is for anyone who is hesitant. This is for anyone who is scared to step out on the limb. I am encouraging you to take the leap. Go for it! Of course, I encourage you to go for “it” as long as your “it” is aligned with God’s will for your life.
You will know if God is calling you to do a thing. And if you aren’t sure, pray about it, perhaps even fast on it, and He will make it clear. Don’t worry about what you can’t see. Don’t worry about how. That’s where faith comes in.
For Abraham did not know exactly where he was going when God told him to go. He just went. And though Noah built an ark for protection against flooding, he never actually saw rain until the flood came. He just built. They didn't need the full story. They just needed faith, and they needed to start out on what God instructed.
You don’t need to know all the details. That’s neither here nor there. If God is calling you to sow, then sow. Because why not? What do you have to lose? Don’t live with the regret of “what if?” Go find out. Go and sow. Sow your seed, reader. Just sow it. Because you never know… it just may bloom… and it may bloom beautifully.
Quin Arrington's debut book "And Then You Shall Have Good Success: Attaining Good Success God's Way" is available on Amazon in paperback and eBook format. Link to book listed below.