What Seeds Are You Planting? (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 293)
Genesis 1:11 (NLT)
Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened.
Literally everything we see around us started with a seed. Things don’t just happen all of a sudden. It starts with a tiny something and then goes through the process of growth and maturation. It is during the growing period that seeds eventually turn into fruit trees. But the growing stage is so slow that we hardly realize it is there.
Before you actually came into this world, your father’s sperm had to connect with your mother’s egg. Before a building is ever built, the idea has to be developed on paper and turned into a blueprint. Before a goal is ever reached, it’s first just a wish. Before we become adults, we are children. Before we learn the importance of work, we start out playing. Before we achieve anything, we first have dreams.
Every little seed that is planted holds the power to grow in either a positive or negative direction. When you plant something good, you’re likely to reap a good harvest. Your time, your energy, your kindness, your words, your time, your help, your common and shared experiences all hold the power to change someone’s life for the better. All you have to do is plant the seed.
If you want to know what kind of fruit you are bearing, look at the seeds you are planting in your own life, in the life of other people, and in your environment. What do you say to yourself? What do you say to others? How do you help other people grow and bear fruit? The words you say speak volumes about the person you become. It also influences the people around you and helps to shape who they become.
It ultimately boils down to this. Christ plants the seeds of faithfulness and good understanding in our hearts. It is up to us to embrace Christ’s working in our lives and allow those seeds to take root and to grow. If you plant good seeds in your relationships, you will reap good relationships. If you plant seeds of trust, love, and kindness, you will reap the same in return. If you build up others, you will be built up yourself.
God put us into this world to grow. If we are not growing, we are not reflecting the image of Christ in our lives. When we learn to plant in small ways, we will reap greater benefits. Remember, you reap what you sow. If you want to reap something you must have the courage and faith to plant it first.
“Prayer and the seed of faith are similar in nature. Both have nothing within, but have the potential of creating everything.”