Envisioning Your Harvest
On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. Mark 4:35-36 NKJV
“Where there is no [harvest], the people perish; but he that keeps the [seed in the ground of his heart], happy is he” (Prov. 29:18). A vision is needed to see yourself going over to the “other side” away from want and lack, weakness, sickness, being in a bad place or a dark place, or a place of low expectations, etc. But the vision to go to the other side is not enough; you need (1) commitment to the seed (the Word) and (2) a willingness to let go of everything and everyone contrary to that vision.
A commitment to the a vision necessitates planting your seed in the ground and leaving it there with finality like death, i.e., like when we bury the dead, we say over the remains, “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” (John 12:24). Further, commitment requires a refusal to re-evaluate your vision. Plant your seed in the ground and leave it there. It also requires not going outside of you to enquire of others. No one can really see your expected harvest, by faith, like you notwithstanding their good intentions. You must turn your back on everything that’s not your vision for a harvest and go the distance—go all the way to the “other side.”
Also, you must let go of some people, places, and things including your past in order to move forward to reach the “other side” (Phil. 3:13). Remember Lot’s wife (Gen. 19:24-26). Need I say more about letting go? Your power will always flow where your attention goes. You need clear focus to go to the “other side.”