“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.  But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.  They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” Psalm 1:1-3 NLT

The person who studies the word of God is like a tree planted by the river.  That person produces fruit in season.

The river is God’s Holy Spirit who changes us from the inside.  The Holy Spirit takes what we read in scripture and teaches us how to live in a way that is both the best for us as well as pleasing to The Father.

I wonder though - have you ever seen apples on a tree in January?  Apples are ripe in the autumn.  They have a season, which is the most suitable and time for them to be harvested.

Similarly, we have seasons in our lives.  Times for resting from labour.  Times for learning about ourselves something we did not know before.  Times for changing old habits and ways of thinking.  Times to start new projects. 

Do not worry what other people are doing, just focus on God. Meditate on His word, then you will be like the tree planted by the river producing your fruit in your season and prospering in all you do.