Prepare Your Field
In the movie, “Facing the Giants”, a character by the name of Mr. Bridges shared a story to another character, a high school football coach:
Mr. Bridges: There were two farmers who desperately needed rain, and both of them prayed for rain. But only one of them went out and prepared his fields to receive it. Which one do you think trusted God to send the rain?
Coach Taylor: The one who prepared his fields for it?
Mr. Bridges: Which one are you? God will send the rain when He is ready. You need to prepare your field to receive it.
I had been guilty of this many times in the past. Declaring faith in my prayers but failing to put that faith in action. My actions to the contrary, showed a lack of faith. I remember when I prayed for the opportunity to get out of a job I hated but chickened out from actually tendering my resignation. Praying for an opportunity to improve my life but when a once-in-a-lifetime offer fell on my lap, I chose to stay within my comfort zone and turned down the offer.
Oftentimes we block the flow of blessings into our lives by our own limiting and self-sabotaging beliefs.