Time to Grow

The “seeds” from last year’s potato harvest are sprouting. It must be time to put them in the ground, right?

‘There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:
A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer,
A right time to make love and another to abstain,
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to search and another to count your losses,
A right time to hold on and another to let go,
A right time to rip out and another to mend,
A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
A right time to love and another to hate,
A right time to wage war and another to make peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

It may be very tempting to start sowing seeds before the soil is ready. It may seem like the right thing to do to put a sprouting seed into the ground. It might make sense that a harvest will come sooner if seeds are planted sooner.

But if we really expect to see growth and a harvest, we have to know when to plant. Putting potatoes in the ground right now would kill them. The sprouts would stop growing, wither and die. There would be no harvest.

We can be tricked into thinking that signs of growth mean it’s time to plant a new idea. We can be fooled into thinking we can get a return on our investment faster if we take risks. In reality, we are better off waiting because it takes time to grow. Is there something or someone in your life you are trying to grow too fast?

©Room2GrowGarden.com, March 13, 2018


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