Today my friend Trevor sent me a text to listen to truthforlife.org with Alistair Begg. It was all about Ecclesiastes 11. Verse 4 says, "Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every could, they never harvest." Verse 5 goes on to say that we cannot understand the activity of God.
Begg quotes Julius Caesar who says, "There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads onto greatness but if you miss the tide you're going to be paddling out there for a long time waiting for the next wave."
Waves don't come along all that often...not the kind that will rush you off into a whole new opportunity. If you constantly sit waiting, watching, wondering, analyzing, doing all the pros and the cons and the ups and the downs, you'll be sitting there until the day you die. Of course, it's good to do that but you can't let it paralyze you.
Ephesian 5:16-17 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
It's not an ideal time for me. It's not ideal to quit two amazing jobs in a time where people are loosing their jobs. But if I don't go, where will I be years down the road...farther behind. I can't watch the clouds...or I'll never harvest. Don't wait for ideal conditions...there are no ideal conditions!
With this being said...I turned in my letter of intent saying that I would not return to school next year. Ecclesiastes 11:1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.