Day 75: Beware Of Harvest Time…


Proverbs 10:4-5 (KJV) He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Complacency, as discovered earlier in our #StopCoastingSeries, is the greatest robber of life- stripping men of their destinies by ensuring they miss their life time opportunities and God ordained ‘Prime Times’

…Complacency sneaks in at harvest time!

Besides, it’s the smoothest and most subtle operator ever- creeping in when least expected, and is done and gone with the essence of a man’s life before it’s arrival is even noticed!

But how does this culprit creep in ever so unnoticed?“, someone may ask.

The answer will surprise you because Complacency sneaks in at harvest time!

Harvest time connotes a period of success, victory and progress – a period of answered prayers.

It’s that season when we win the million dollar contract, earn our much awaited promotion, get our dream jobs or get hooked to our prince charming finally…

It’s the time when our works are finally getting recognized and it’s a sure banker that we’re going to end up winning Project Fame!

Harvest time connotes a period of success, victory and progress – a period of answered prayers.

Then here comes this deadly attitude tempting us to slacken up a little and take our well deserved rest; after all we’re emerging- so why try harder?

But the word of God says it all:

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns,
and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
Pro 24:30-34 (KJV)


Lord, please deliver me from complacency, the sneaky stealer of destiny.

Please create in me the attitude which wants to try harder even when my efforts are beginning to yield. Amen.