One of the three vocation Apostle Paul likened us to in his epistle is being a Farmer.
The other two are Soldier and an Athlete.
I will like to share with you today on Becoming a REAL FARMER.
Growing up as a child I was privileged to be exposed to farming, though not at large scale but the lessons I learnt were numerous ranging from closeness to nature (those harmonious and melodious sound from the birds of the air soothes and calms the nerves. It takes one to a deep meditation journey), knowing the time to quickly plant our seed immediately after the first rainfall, the number of time to weed before harvest and making all those pseudo human dressup to scare away birds after planting our seeds and so on.
In all our preparations and activities those days, I could sum them up that we HAVE FAITH. REAL FARMERS HAVE FAITH.
You know that every seed of corn, beans or carrots has a gestation or incubation period, right?
When a farmer plants a seed, he knows that if he looks after the environment – giving the seed water and sunlight and removing the weeds – the
physical product he desires will be produced….and he can tell you almost exactly how long the process will take.
If the gestation period of a carrot or corn is 12 weeks, he does not begin to get anxious and fearful at 2 weeks that the carrot or corn will not arrive! Through understanding of the gestation period, he waits patiently in expectation of his harvest.
What does any of this have to do with your spiritual and personal growth as year 2016 is winding up?
What you must understand is that ideas are spiritual seeds and are governed by the same laws of the universe. Just like a physical seed, there is a
gestation period through which you must wait before you reach the harvest.
Unfortunately, with a spiritual seed, we have not yet reached the point where we can accurately predict the length of time it will take to manifest in physical form, but we must still be patient and expect a harvest! Just as a physical seed needs to attract all of the energy it needs to grow,so a spiritual seed also needs energy to grow.
A spiritual seed needs to be placed in a healthy, fertile environment – one full of positive expectancy, belief and freedom from negative energy. Once the idea is set in motion and we hold to the faith that it will appear, it’s only a matter of time before it moves into form.
It is happening….whether you can see it or not! Do not get frustrated if you do not see the manifestation of your prayers and
your desires yet. The seed is growing under the surface and will break through when the time is RIGHT!
Who are REAL FARMER?
They are –
R- Responsible for their own life and farm. They don’t do blame game and pass the buck to others.
E- Effective and Efficient. They manage time and resources and automate recurring tasks.
A – Act Act, Apostles acted, that is why we have acts of apostles. So you too start planting, start acting your movie with your name on it. Acts of ________(insert your name).
L – Love your own seed, farm and life. Grass is greener on the other side because those people love their farm and tend it.
F – FOCUS (Face one cause until successful). You will become the focus when you are focus.
A – Awareness of where they are drifting in their farm and life. You cannot BEWARE what you are not AWARE of. So awareness, acceptance and accountability is key.
R – Renew, Rejuvenate, Restore lost passion to do the right things and do things right.
M – Mature Mature, Life is not for faint hearted, so grow up and stay up.
E – Encourage, Empower and Equip your self always. David Jesse did and he was able to recover all after he lost all.
R – Release your FAITH once again and reach out to plant and be rest assured that your harvest will come.
So,keep moving in the direction of your God given vision and calling and have faith with understanding that your season of harvest is coming!
I celebrate you!
P.S: The scripture says give and it will come back to you. Note that there is assurance that whatsoever you give will come back to you in manifold but the WHEN and HOW it will come, no one knows. So stay on GOD’S DIAL FOR YOUR LIFE, DON’T DISRUPT IT.