Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. 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. (Ecclesiastes 11:4-6 NIV)
As I sat here worried and anxious about my book, “Becoming Mrs. G” and this very blog getting started. I just had to stop! I realized that I hadn’t spent any time with God and truthfully as I searched the Internet to get things “done” nothing was getting accomplished.
I know for my relationship with God I need to always put him first because as soon as I start to do my own thing, it’s like I’m running up hill and staying at the very same spot. It’s useless! And stupid if you ask me.
So I stopped, went upstairs poured my coffee, made a sandwich and started to read my bible. Even that was a chore because my mind kept racing, it took a while for me to even find out where to start in my bible. I even got distracted and went on another website. Again I had to stop, close my eyes and pray. I prayed that I could focus on God and I told him that I am extremely anxious. I have a guest blog deadline, people constantly asking about how they can get my book, and a book cover that’s been driving me crazy. I opened my eyes and came across the scripture you see above. Ecclesiastes 11:4-6, honestly this scriptures saved my sanity.
“Whoever watched the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.” From that I can clearly see that if I look at the circumstances that may be against me I will not get anything done. The anxiety and looking at the outside elements such as wind and clouds, which are not under my control will only paralyze me. And that’s EXACTLY how I’ve been feeling lately paralyzed. I’m looking at everything I need to do, and I’m not accomplishing any of it. I haven’t planted so I’m not reaping, which in turn just makes me more anxious. Do you see the cycle?
(How did I live before being a Christian? How did I live without the word? Lol)
“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things”. I have no idea what the path of the wind is or how the body was formed in my mothers womb, nor do I want to know! I can not understand the work of God. It’s his work not mine, again I don’t control these things, nor do I want to. Or do I? Deep down I think we want the control God has. How often do we want to know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed? Something to think about. Are we the maker of all things or is God? The awesome part about this is we get know the maker of all things through the word and prayer. Makes me excited because I get to speak to the maker of all things, and present my requests. By no means do I consider God my genie, but scripture even tells me to ask him for the desires of my heart. What an honor and privilege!!!!
So God I need your help. Please allow this blog and this book get started and accomplish what you desire, as you already know my desires. I do not know which one will succeed, so I put them before you today. It’s all in your hands isn’t it?