Keys to Keep Making Progress
On the path of your destiny, there are some seasons where making progress may seem more difficult. However, in spite of any circumstances, you can still keep moving forward.
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great – Genesis 26:12-13 KJV
Isaac lived through a period of extreme famine. This usually means that there would have been a shortage of food caused by a scarcity of crops. The land wasn’t conducive to growing food, yet Isaac not only sowed in that land, he reaped “an hundredfold” harvest in the same year!
Here are 3 keys we can learn from this to keep making progress, in spite of any circumstances.
Remember the Blessing
It’s likely that Isaac considered moving to Egypt until the famine where he lived subsided. However, God reminded him of the blessing that was upon him. This reminder gave Isaac the confidence to thrive at a time when many others were barely surviving.
When the path to your destiny gets difficult, it helps to remember in the dark what God told you in the light. It’s important to remember in times of uncertainty, what God told you in times of clarity.
Adjust Your Plans
It’s interesting to note that Isaac was a herdsman, just as his father Abraham had been. He would have normally earned a living from breeding livestock. Yet during the famine he had to adjust his plans and started sowing crops instead. The risk paid off and he reaped great results from it. Not only that, presumably the hundredfold harvest would have extended beyond himself and his family, to bless others who were in desperate need of food.
Sometimes, we need to adjust and be flexible with our plans, in order to reach the end goal. The end result may even turn out better than we had initially planned.
Do Your Part
Even though Isaac had the blessing of God upon him, it didn’t show up until he actually sowed the seeds. If he didn’t do his part by sowing, he would not have received the harvest. It didn’t make sense to sow at that time, yet this seemingly ordinary act led to an extraordinary harvest.
We never know what amazing results await us until we take a small step of faith!