You must get good at one of two things: sowing in the spring or begging in the fall.
God has the tough end of the deal. What if instead of planting the seed you had to make the tree? That would keep you up late at night, trying to figure that one out.
Plant, don’t chant.
One of my good friends always says, “Things don’t just happen; things happen just.”
The soil says, “Don’t bring me your need, bring me your seed.”
excerpt from the book The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn.
As I read this short little blurb written by Jim Rohn, one thing really came to mind. If you plant a seed of corn, you will never get anything but corn. You will not get a tree, you will not get a cactus, you will not get a rose. Every seed is destined to only ever be one thing. The amount of nourishment it gets along the way will determine how healthy and strong the corn plant will be.
It is the same with us. God has given each of us unique gifts. Each of us is unique. We each excel in our own way and there is no one else that can be just like us. That is truly a miracle. How much we seem to fight it though. We live in a society where people try to emulate sports stars, movie stars, and anyone else we tend to idolize instead of simply trying to focus on being the very best you that you can be. If God wanted us to be exactly like someone else he would have made us that way.
How strong of a person we become depends on the amount of nourishment we give ourselves. This includes taking care of ourselves physically like eating a good diet, exercising, and getting plenty of rest. Taking care of ourselves mentally through personal development through reading personal development books, DVD’s, CD’s, and attending live lectures. It also means taking care of ourselves spiritually. This means getting in the Word or reading the bible, praying to God, attending church, and having strong relationships with other Christians.
If we can have a good balance of keeping strong in all three of these areas, we will find that we tend to be very strong as a person and we will thrive and be the person that we were designed to be. We will be a big, strong plant that came from the little seed that was planted in the ground. Choose to never accept anything but the very best from yourself. Your potential is limitless.