STAY AT IT UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE
4 A watcher of the wind never plants and someone looking at the clouds never harvests. 5 In the same way that you do not know what path the wind will take, or how bones emerge from a uterus, so you do not know what God is doing when he is making all these things. 6 Plant your seed in the morning, and do not take it easy in the evening, because you do not know which will succeed, this or that, or whether both times together will be beneficial.
you never know
Solomon instructs us to stay engaged and diligent in our work, and not to stop working because of what might happen. The wind might interfere with today’s planting, and the rain might interfere with today’s harvest. But you never know — just like you don’t know what is happening inside a uterus where an infant’s bones are forming. God is at work, and he has not filled you in on his agenda. So, keep at it until the work is done. You never know which work times will turn out to have been the most productive. Engage and stay engaged, and persevere through the learning experience that is life. God has a plan, but you never know it, so don’t try to second guess him. Just stay at the work – whatever it is.
LORD, give us the wisdom to stay engaged and diligent until the whole work is done.