Sowing and Reaping (continued)
A lot of the times we think that God is with us in something, then we just want to sit back and relax and see the result. Just like that farmer, he thinks that God loves him, then he doesn't need to worry about such details as sowing the seeds, watering, fertilizing, weeding,etc. He can just stay in the cool and watch the birds drop the seeds, the foxes and kangaroos doing the weedings, the elephants doing the watering, the frogs and cats doing the fertilizing, and he'll just come in when it's time for the reaping. Well, this kind of things does happen from time to time. But I wouldn't say that'll happen all the time, in normal situations.
When God puts us in a situation, He usually respects the rules of the situation, and the authorities that He has put above us. He's a fair player of the games. So, if we want to win, we've got to take care of the details properly. We got to know how things work. We've got to obey the rules. We need to sow the seeds properly, water and fertilize them regularly, and watch out for the weeds constantly. We need to read our career manual and do the basic 5! Then we can trust God that all our labour will not be in vain, and that in time we WILL have our harvest.