Natural Wisdom Part 8: Give it Time, or Get it Wrong

Waiting Is Worth it



Just like those failed broccoli plants, if we try to get a dream or Blessing before God says it’s ready, it doesn’t come out right. It pops up fragile, undeveloped, less fruitful, and ultimately unusable.

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Previous Natural Wisdom post

Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another post in my new series, Natural Wisdom. This is a series where I write about some of the lessons God has taught me, through nature. God teaches us so much through nature if we’re willing to watch and listen to see and hear the Wisdom.

And one of the best ways to gain Wisdom is actually to make mistakes!! There are a lot of diverse mistakes I can make while working on my land and trying to produce food. I wrote a bit about this two posts ago. But before the large-scale project I’m working on now, which inspired this series Natural Wisdom, I made many smaller attempts in the past few years. We can call those attempts ‘gardening’ rather than ‘farming.’

Actually I’ve written quite a few posts about gardening since the beginning of this blog. Seeds of Wisdom is the oldest one of those posts. Another post, this one from 2021, is Planted, not Buried. Check those out if you like.

Anyway, none of these older attempts were successful. But failure can teach us a lot, if we’re willing to Humble ourselves by that failure and do better next time. In my case, I see a lesson from God in my past gardening failures. A lesson I keep needing to learn over and over again, so God keeps reminding me over and over again.

It’s a painful lesson we all need to learn: Wait on the LORD. When we get away from God’s timetable and try to have things our way, we only screw ourselves up in the process. What we get by rushing is nothing good, and nothing like what we could have had if we had waited.

Keep that in mind as I tell you of some crops that did not bear fruit in my field.

Skipping the Growth We Need

One of my earliest attempts at growing food was planting vegetables found in the typical Western diet. Tomatoes and broccoli, to be specific. None of these early attempts succeeded, but today I’m going to focus…




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