October 14, 2016
Seed Time – Part I
“Who despises the day of small things?” Zechariah 4:10a
Despise – to look down on with contempt or aversion.
A seed is a small thing. Most seeds do not look impressive. A seed is JUST the beginning of something.
Usually, there is no celebration for the beginning of something. You don’t celebrate an idea when you first receive it. Most of the time we don’t celebrate our ideas at all. Too often we take that idea and push it somewhere in the back of our minds because it really doesn’t fit into our normal lives right now.
The idea that you had for a business, a non-profit organization or a ministry in the church is a seed that God has planted in you to bring a change in the world and glory to him.
How many times have you wanted to start something because you believed in the idea (seed) that you had, but couldn’t get anyone else interested in what you were trying to accomplish? They can’t see your vision.
You may be the only one who can see the grand things that are to come from the idea (seed) and that’s okay. It only takes one person to plant a seed in the ground that will produce a corn stalk, which has the ability to feed a family.
When other people can’t catch your vision they will look down on you and what you’re working to accomplish. They will try to figure out how you think you can do what God told you to do, when they can’t visualize or conceptualize it.
Their fear maybe blocking them from doing what God told them to do. Why isn’t fear blocking you? Their past is hindering them, why isn’t your past hindering you? They don’t have enough faith to pull it off, how can you?
If you let them, other people will talk you into despising the idea (seed) God has planted in you! Don’t despise the seed, the idea, that God has given you because it’s small and doesn’t really look like much right now. Take it from the back of your mind and put it on the front burner of your life. Begin to ask yourself these questions:
- What does the word of God say about the idea, the venture, I’m about to embark on?
- What do I need to do to make this a reality?
- How many hours per day do I have to devote to moving this idea forward?
“This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God… But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by preserving produce a crop.” Luke 8:11 and 15
Living Above Mediocrity,
Minister Anita Wamble