For You Do Not Know Which Will Succeed

Manna

Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well (Ecclesiastes 11:6 NIV).

There are sure laws of success. One of them is listed here. This law calls for effort on our part. We have to sow. Without this simple initial step there is no beginning at all. It means we have to start. The earlier the better. For morning brings the freshness of a new day. It can easily mark a new beginning. Moreover hope is at its best early morning. There is anticipation of the day’s work and also enthusiasm in abundance.

Once the morning’s work is done, the usual tendency is to sit back and relax. It is good to think about the work that we were able to complete in the morning. Yet the law of success revealed here tells us that it is not enough. The time to relax has not yet come. Something more needs to be done. A little extra work. It might seem not necessary. We might be tired; yet one more step needs to be takenone more phone call, one more letter, one more word of encouragement or maybe one more whisper of prayer!

The seed sown in the morning might do its work. Yet the law of success revealed here says that we should not totally rely on that alone. There is no surety whether the morning’s work will succeed or not. We can think that it will work. But what if it does not work out at the time we need it ? What if there is a delay? So let us not be idle. Let us move every stone to sow our seed. Let us knock every door open and get our work done. The law of success gives us no clue as to which will succeed; whether the morning’s work or the work of the evening. But it does teach us that it is absolutely necessary for us to make use of every available resource to sow our seed. And then trust God in the hope that both the morning’s work and the work of the evening will do equally well.

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