Sometimes young couples will ask Jenn and I how we knew we were ready to have a baby. The answer is simple: no one is ever ready! You’re never 100% prepared for the chaos that comes from bringing a human into the world!

The same is true when it comes to steps of obedience…

“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.”
— Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT —

God doesn’t need us to watch the clouds; He wants us to walk in faith.

The conditions will never be 100% ideal to obey.

There will always be a reason to sit back and stay comfortable.

Familiar is always more comfortable and predictable.

You may launch out with more questions than answers.

Whatever that step of obedience is that you need to take, the best time to do it is when God says to do it. The best time to obey is right now; not just when circumstances are ideal.

There’s a Chinese proverb that captures this concept well.

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is right now.”

If you want to see the harvest, you have to step out.


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