Lesson 1: Never ready

Is it just me, or are we never “ready” for anything significant? I’m reminded of the verse in Ecclesiastes (11:4) “Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.” We can waste our lives away waiting for the perfect moment, but that will never come.

Working on SE.com has been a constant reminder of that. At its core, this site was designed to serve as a creative outlet for me. For that reason I’m eager to tell my friends about it, but I find myself thinking, “Well, as soon as I finish this or that, then I’ll be ready…” All too often I’m guilty of believing that lie. If the devil can hold us to inaction, there is no telling how many God-given dreams he can abort.

Two verses later it says, “Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed. … so [too] you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” Perhaps our saying, “I’m not ready” merely shows a lack of faith in the God who says, “It’s go time!”

With that, I welcome you to StephenElliot.com

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2 thoughts on “Lesson 1: Never ready

  1. It has been fun to watch this site come together. Boy do I know what you mean about never being ready to let it go live. I often use the metaphor of “giving birth” to projects, though maybe as a guy you wouldn’t really feel cool about that! In any case… congratulations on the new little one. May it grow quickly, be healthy, and never have the smell of poopy pants. (o:

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