What Are You Waiting For?
by Hannah Keeley
Have you heard all the buzz about kombucha? Supposedly, it’s a fermented drink that is full of health benefits. My oldest daughter, Kelsey, wanted to make some. But, evidently, it’s a lot more complicated than just mixing together some ingredients. You need a starter culture, kind of like yogurt or sourdough bread. And this starter culture has a name. It’s called a scoby. I don’t know why it’s called a scoby, not to be confused with a scooby. That’s a dog that solves mysteries. The two are nothing alike!
Anyway, Kelsey wanted to make it so she ordered a scoby. That’s why, on this lazy Sunday, instead of laying around and taking it easy, we decided to embark on a kombucha-making adventure.
we needed a gallon-size glass jar. We didn’t have one so we used my glass trifle dish. Then we needed black tea bags. We didn’t have any so we poured some black tea in a coffee filter, folded it over and stapled it shut. You are supposed to cover it up with a smooth, organic cloth. We didn’t have one so we used an old dish rag. For the last step, you’re supposed to seal the entire mixture by wrapping a rubber band around the top. We didn’t have a rubber band so we used the waistband of some old control top pantyhose.
Sometimes when conditions aren’t perfect, you’ve just got to improvise. And here’s the breaking news. Conditions are almost never perfect.
As usual, God’s word tells us what to do how to handle these situations. Ecclesiastes 11:4 tells us that “He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.”
So many of us are waiting for the right conditions to embark on our adventures. What are the adventures that are churning within your spirit? What has God placed on your heart? Do you want to get out of debt, but you’re waiting for the right conditions? Maybe when you get a raise or finish paying off something? Do you want to lose weight, but you’re waiting until after the holidays or when it’s a new year? What about your housework? Are you waiting until you have enough time or until someone comes over to visit? And how about tithing? Are you waiting until you have enough money?
I’m telling you this because I love you and because it’s my personal mission to see you succeed in life–QUIT WAITING!
There will always be a “tomorrow” when the time is right to start a project or embark on an adventure. But God has given you today; and He expects you to use the resources He has given you to create the life He wants you to live. Conditions will never be perfect to get out there and start sowing seed. You’ve got to sow your seed now! Waiting for everything to be perfect before you begin taking action is like waiting for a fireplace to give you some heat before you toss some logs in.
God honors the farmer. And we’re all farmers. The crop you are harvesting in your life is a result of the seeds you planted in the past. Quit looking at the skies to see when the conditions will be right. Take action now. Plant seed–now! Don’t wait for tomorrow while you have today. Think about that crazy kombucha adventure and use the resources you have on hand today to create the life you want to live tomorrow.
Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
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