Proverbs 27: 21
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth “
All of us on planet earth has the same amount of time marked out by 24 hour days. Provided we spend about one-third of that time sleeping, we truly only have about 16 or 17 waking hours to live and do something significant and purposeful towards our future.
Usually, for most, many of our days are just ordinary days. What we decided to do in those regular days may make all the difference leading to that future ONE DAY; that single day when we see and experience the fruition of all the seeds, we have planted—day in and day out— over the years. The day finally emerges from the unseen to the seen, bursting forth and sprouting upward into a magnificent plant or tree.
In Asia, there is a remarkable tree called the Chinese Bamboo Tree. While the Chinese Bamboo appears to be like any other variety of bamboo trees, this tree grows strangely different. Many trees have a growth period that is very consistent for years, but the Chinese Bamboo does not begin to show itself in any way above ground until the fifth year. For four full years, the seeds lie beneath the surface, and then “ONE DAY’ they suddenly appear. What’s impressive is that once the tree finally breaks ground, it shoots up at an alarming rate! It can grow up to 90 feet tall in just five weeks! Nature’s drama can be breathless in pace, and people have even claimed that they watch the Bamboo growing before their very eyes!
What seemed like a forever waiting time, in just One day, that waiting will quickly fade away in the robust growth’s marvel!
For many of us, ordinary life is just like this. We can work and be faithful to something for years and years just going about doing our little tasks in a seemingly obscure and unnoticed way. For that matter, we often cannot see anything extraordinary resulting from the fruit of our “seed-sowing” and work. We all need the reviving encouragement that comes from visible signs of real progress.
But what if we adopt the inner conviction that it only takes ONE DAY to bring about changes that will never again resemble the days of old routine! One contact can cause your business to take off after years of laboring with it finally! One chance encounter may result in a new marriage! A lifeless relationship can eventually be revived after years of prayer, waiting, and hearing those much needed-to-be-heard words! Is there something that you think has been too delayed for it ever to take place?
These things can happen, bringing new adventures and revealing latent talents inside you, the expertise growing all these years, and only now visible. As you continue faithfully, suddenly, there it is! “One Day,”!
Consider the impact that the days below have had on our world:
February 4, 2020: Mark Zuckerberg launched the Facebook social media website for the first time.
July 16, 1995: Jeff Bezos launched the Amazon website that, at first, only sold books.
May 30, 2020: Elon Musk’s SpaceX became the first private sector company to launch humans into orbit,
Something that began on those days has forever changed the present and the future. Things will never go back to the way things were again.
Now we didn’t see where all the countless hours, weeks, months, and years that the people behind these outstanding achievements put in. They just labored diligently quietly in obscurity behind the scenes. These men repeatedly performed their tasks until finally, there was that ONE DAY of unbelievable success and victory.
Let’s encourage one another not to despise the small beginnings. After being faithful in the little things, we will be entrusted with more important things, dynamic things! Stay your course, (and I will stay my course too), with expectation for wild, raging growth like the Chinese Bamboo! Ninety feet in five weeks?
Say not, “Today and tomorrow will be the same as the many yesterdays of old. ” We do not know what a day can bring into our lives. I love that! Do you? It is the not knowing makes each new morning like a gift waiting for us to open it! It only takes one day, and there will be no putting you back in the ground! You will have emerged, a new glorious life, and there will be no turning back to the old life!