“He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalms 1:3 NKJV
We all want to be “planted” by God, and prosper. Some of us expect to be fruitful all the time.
I can think of no tree that bears fruit all year long. So why should we expect that we are any different?
Mass media would have you believe if you aren’t doing “something” (fill in whatever blank applies to you) then you are doing nothing.
This isn’t how God works.
Your particular season may not occur the same time as your neighbor or even your spouse. Some people “peak early.” Others are “late bloomers.”
The picture above was taken today. This hydrangea should have bloomed back in May. Somehow it isn’t allowing my expectations to hinder its blooms.
I think God is trying to tell me something.
There are a few things I want to do. Some would say I’m too old. Others would say I’m too inexperienced. Their points could be valid.
Yet with God, we’re not confined by other people’s expectations.
God doesn’t meet our expectations. In fact, His miracles often defy them!
It is in the silent and quiet times that God prepares for the fruit, the miracle, the breakthrough.
When Moses was up against the Red Sea with Egyptians at his back, it looked like God was doing nothing.
When Joshua first led the people around the city walls, it looked like God was doing nothing.
When Sara and Abraham waited decades before Isaac was born, it looked like God was doing nothing.
Each of these people was “planted” by God and fruitful in season.
We focus on the miracles but not so much on the “stuff” these Biblical heroes endured in their “dormancy.”
Moses murdered a man, wandered the desert and tended sheep for years before hearing God’s voice.
Joshua lived in the wilderness and had to wait for people to die before he could enter the Promised Land.
Sara and Abraham were close to dead and had “momma drama” due to their own impatience before God’s promise was fulfilled.
But their promises were fulfilled. In their season.
Ours can be too.
“To everything [there is] a season, A time for every purpose under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV