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1 January - Sow For The Harvest

"Your future is a harvest produced by the seeds you are willing to sow"

The interesting thing about seeds is that even though you can plant a handful of seeds all at the same time, in the same conditions, some seeds germinate and pop up quickly, whilst others take longer, and some, for one reason or another, don’t appear at all.

In Hebrew, the word seed (zera) describes anything that produces new life.

However, when planting seeds, you don’t know which seed will do what or exactly how long it will take to grow into a seedling.

You can estimate, have all the conditions as they should be and watch and pray, but it’s up to each seed to do its thing, which is why it’s wise to plant a whole handful to give you the best chance at a bumper crop.

Seeds, I think, are much like our life choices. If we put all our “eggs in one basket”, so to speak, without seeing what other opportunities there are available to us and being open to all the possibilities God might want to develop and bless us with, we can end up being very disillusioned in the pursuit of our dreams and purpose in life.

Instead, we can learn from nature and how sowing and reaps work and sow more than one “seed” so that they can take root, grow and develop in our life.

For example, my vision board has multiple dreams, hopes and points of focus to it. That doesn’t mean I’m not focused. It’s just that I’m not living one-dimensionally, either. There are many facets to who we all are, and there’s so much life to be lived. We can pursue a career in a particular field but also have aspirations and interests in something completely different.

Today continue to be focused on your goals, but also determine to live your life to the fullest. Scatter some seeds in other areas of your life, try new interests, study, strategize approaches to doing things, and seek God for the opportunities, experiences and blessings he has for you.

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself, the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:26-28)

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

Prayer: Lord, thank you that you have so much life for me to live. Please help me see myself as you do so that I don’t limit myself to a much smaller life than you created me to be. Thank you for the new opportunities, fresh ideas and blessings in my life today. In Jesus name Amen.

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