“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the
ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much
grain.” – John 12:24 (NKJV)
Wheat can’t be planted and harvested in the same season. In order for
it to “produce much grain”, the seed must be buried deep in the ground
where nobody sees it. There, it undergoes a complete transformation
as it moves through the seasons, being nourished by the soil, the rain
and the sun. Similarly, God’s purposes for your life can’t be rushed.
You can only carry them, let them develop, and then harvest them
whenever He says it’s time. Gestation is part of every life cycle.
The only difference here is, you don’t know exactly how or when it’ll
come to life, but deep within you know it will.
When God plants a dream in your heart, He starts preparing you for its
fulfillment. He strengthens your character. He deepens your
spiritual roots. But because we don’t understand His timing, we grow
frustrated and try to rush things. We operate in 24-hour increments.
God operates in infinity. It may be weeks, months, or even years from
when you first sense something stirring within you until the time you
actually give birth to it. (A great example of that is David. He was
anointed to become king 15 years before he actually took the throne.)
Are you carrying a seed that can’t be harvested right away? One that
needs to be nurtured and processed before coming to fruition? If so,
don’t let it die by trying to bring it to birth prematurely. Instead,
trust God’s timing. Remember, there’s not one instance in scripture
where He was ever late. In the meantime, work on preparing your
heart. How? By losing those attitudes and relationships that hinder
the development of your seed and the harvest it will ultimately produce.
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