Thursday, October 8, 2009

Planting the seeds of greatness…

In my last article I emphasized what Jesus clearly said about knowing others by the fruits that they bear. Before anything in life can come to fruition, seeds must be planted. Who are you and what do you want to become? What kind of seeds (thoughts) do you plant? Where will you plant your seeds? What is the condition of the soil (your mind)? Has it been tilled (disciplined and pro-active) or is it rocky (emotionally reactive)? How is the weather (your environment) going to affect the growth of your seeds?  When do you need to plant your seeds? Why are you planting them to begin with (your ultimate purpose)? All of these questions need to be answered in order for you to grow seeds of greatness. When you plant your seeds do you have faith that they will grow? Does a farmer go and dig up the seeds everyday to see if they are taking root? Hardly. He knows that if he plants the right seed at the right time in the right soil and believes that he has done his best, the seeds will take root and grow. That’s faithing.

After Jesus rebuked the devil from a child and he was cured the disciples wondered why they couldn’t cast him out and Jesus could. “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you (Matthew 17:20).”  Interesting! The disciples couldn’t heal the child because of their unbelief and lack of faith. He told the disciples that if they had the faith as a grain of mustard seed (the smallest of seeds), that mountains would move and nothing shall be impossible unto them. A tiny little bit of faith has the power to move mountains! Earlier, Jesus had told the disciples “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof (Matthew 13:31-32).” Your seeds of faith can become the greatest of things when you believe in the promise that Jesus made.

“But how do I find my seeds of greatness”, you might ask? Simply spend the time to unleash the power of desire that God has put in your heart. Desire means of the Father. It is the spark within you that God has given as your gift of the spirit. If you don’t pursue the fruition of that gift it is like telling God that He didn’t know what He was doing when He created you. That wouldn’t be wise since God knows more than any of us. Your everyday thoughts are seeds that you plant in the soil of your mind. Is the soil there fertile or barren? Have you made steps towards positively acting in a manner that supports growth and life or are you just reacting to your environmental circumstances? Do you associate with people that promote growth and prosperity or do you just hang with the same old go nowhere croud? Have you made the steps to educate yourself about the facts instead of just jumping on the opinion bandwagon? In order to be great you must understand your ultimate purpose. Have you made the time to find out what that is?

It’s all about what you’re focusing your energy on; whether it’s the past, present or future. Whatever you focus your thoughts and energy on creates an equal vibrational state of being that attracts the outcome of those thoughts. Every time you plant a seed (thought) and dwell on that thought fervently (with faith and belief), it moves mountains; just as Jesus said. The seed takes root. The more you actively think about a thought the more it becomes a belief. You begin to accept it as true; whether it’s true or not. It works both ways. The more you believe and have faith in your thoughts (seeds) the more they begin showing up in your life. It works conversely as well. Focus your thoughts and energy on being the great being that God has created you to be. Don’t believe those who preach lack and limitation, fear and anger and separation from God. If you believe what they say and focus on it enough it becomes your reality and your truth. Choose to focus on abundance and prosperity, faith and love and union with God. Then, and only then, will you be planting seeds of greatness. May God be with you.

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