Empty or Full?

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:9-10

The story is told of two brothers. They grew up together, they both went to college. One brother, after graduating from college became a farmer. The other brother became a businessman.

One day, the businessman brother went back to visit the farmer brother on the farm, and he said to him, “I can’t believe that you’re here, working on this farm. You’re barely getting by.” He continued, “I’ve got millionaires for clients. I invest and make thousands and thousands of dollars each day. We have the same upbringing. We have the same dad. We have the same mom. We have the same kind of education. Good night, why are you working on this farm and barely making it? You could be like I am!” 

The farmer brother took his businessman brother out to the wheat field, and said, “Look out across that wheat field. If you’ll notice, there are two kinds of wheat. There is wheat that is standing up straight, and there is wheat that’s bent over.”

The businessman brother said, “That’s right, and you’re like the wheat that’s bent over, and I’m like the wheat that is standing up straight.” 

The farmer brother replied, “I’m glad you said that because you need to know this: The wheat that stands up straight does so because its head is empty. There is nothing in there, and so it just stands up straight. The wheat that is bowed over is bowed over because it’s full.”

When our life is filled with the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we will bow patiently before Him. When we bow up our head and say, “I’m going to go my way. I’m going to things my way, on my timing,” it just shows that our head is empty and our heart is empty when it comes to the things of God. 

Remember that God calls you to patiently wait on Him. Resist the temptation to take matters into your own hands. Keep waiting on God because our God comes through on time.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!